Aceh Emergency Response and Transitional Recovery ... - UNDP

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Aceh Emergency Response and Transitional Recovery ... - UNDP

The project will undertake priority immediate minor rehabilitation works at Sabangand Balohan ports, construct temporary wharves for the ports at Calang and Sinabang,and undertake engineering designs and investigations for the longer-termrehabilitation of the ports at Calang, Sinabang, Gunung Sitoli, and Lamno. Thisproject is part of BRR's "Immediate Action Programme" to address key infrastructureperformance targets over the next six months.At the request of the Government,and in preparation for the launch ofthe TRPRP, UNDP has already undertakeninternational tenders forconsulting firms with extensive portexperience to bid for the investigations,design and documentation ofnew port facilities at Calang, Sinabangand Gunung Sitoli. Suitabletenders have been received and it isexpected that consulting firms willbe appointed shortly.Main port in Banda Aceh reopens, first ferry arrives aftertsunamiArrangements are also already underway for minor rehabilitation works at the othersmaller ports. UNDP has already let a design contract with a local Acehnese consultingengineering company for the design of Lamno Port. UNDP is negotiatingwith the Dinas Perhubungan for that department to undertake the necessary repairsat Sabang and Balohan ports. UNDP is also about to call tenders for the constructionof temporary wharves to be installed at Calang and Sinabang made fromold containers that will complement the temporary landing ramps being providedby the World Food Programme (WFP). .Livelihood Recovery CoordinationKEY RESULTSLivelihoods recovery working groupactive and operational with Government,civil society and UN agenciessince JanuaryUNDP established the Livelihoods RecoveryWorking Group (LRWG) in January in the immediatewake of the tsunami disaster. Since that time,UNDP has supported the Provincial Social Department(Dinas Social) to assume the managementof this forum, and to establish a secretariat to coordinatelivelihoods recovery activities undertaken by international organizations, civilsociety and local Government.The LRWG Secretariat hosts weekly livelihoods meetings, where agencies and organizationsare able to share their experiences and coordinate where they are workingto ensure that everyone’s needs are being met. The LRWG also collects anddisseminates information on livelihood activities, has developed a database of livelihoodactivities undertaken by NGOs, and provides reports to Government agencieson livelihood activities. The group has also established common guidelines forcash-for-work, defining common parameters for cash grants and micro-finance, aswell as drafting “Guiding Principles” for livelihoods interventions.21

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