West Aceh Disaster Risk Map (ABaDRM) Document is Handed-over

Meulaboh. TDMRC. The Government of West Aceh has formed into reality a preparedness in facing disaster in various development aspects, one of them is by developing West Aceh Disaster Risk Map (ABaDRM) in cooperation with Tsunami and Disaster Mitigation Research Center (TDMRC) – Syiah Kuala University through Multi Donor Fund (MDF) funding.

The document will be handed-over, today, Thursday (19/4), to the local government, the Local Disaster Management Agency (BPBA) in Meulaboh.

According to Dr. Eldina Fatimah, Disaster Risk Assessment Specialist in TDMRC, the local government, especially BPBD and Bappeda have given important assists to TDMRC in drafting the document.

“The involvement of multistakeholders is a key to success, considering the validity of the data and update information needed came from the local government. This is become very important thing in accelerating the document completion.” She added.

“Yuridically, the government of West Aceh has involved since its initiation process, started from drafting MoU with TDMRC Number 002/TDMRC – Unsyiah/MOU/2011 in 14 June 2011 and Decree Letter from West Aceh Regent Number 282 Year 2011 about the establishment of Multi-stakeholder Working Team of West Aceh Disaster Risk Map 2011.” She added more

West Aceh is the second province in Aceh which has owned risk map document at regency level after Aceh Tamiang. The risk map is expected can assist the local government in preparing more targeted development strategies and DRR insight.