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Jakarta Post

Buildings in Mt. Kelud shadow rise from ashes

  • The Jakarta Post

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, March 9, 2014   /  07:58 pm

The reconstruction of houses affected by Mount Kelud'€™s eruption is entering the final stage with 12,184 houses having been repaired at a total cost of Rp 55 billion (US$4.80 billion) since the project started on Feb. 24.

Of a total target of 12,304 houses in the three regencies of Malang, Blitar, and Kediri, 99 percent have now been fixed.

Only 120 houses have not been fully repaired.

'€œFrom the prepared Rp 100 billion, [the rebuilding] only absorbed around Rp 55 billion,'€ East Java Governor, Soekarwo, was quoted as saying by on Sunday.

He said the rebuilding period would be extended to March 14 to pay attention to public facilities that were '€œlightly damaged'€ and 4,000 damaged house terraces.

It was previously reported that the East Java provincial administration had a two-weeks repair deadline.

The Rp 100 billion was taken from the provincial budget for '€œrehabilitation of inappropriate housing'€ and '€œemergency fund'€.

In addition to local residents, the rebuilding work also involved a joint-team of 6,000 personnel from the military and police. (put/nvn)

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