Banda Aceh and Japan Develop New Cooperation

Foto: Humas Banda Aceh

Foto: Humas Banda Aceh

Banda Aceh – Banda Aceh Government again discuss about second steps cooperation with Higashimatsushima Government, Japan. Both of them agree to cooperate in fishery sector and disaster management.

Second steps cooperation was discussed on meeting at Balai Kota Banda Aceh, Monday, 3 August 2015. Mayor of Banda Aceh Illiza Saaduddin Djamal came with Assistant of Public Administration M.Nurdin. Delegation from Higashimatsushima was eight, lead by Yoko Odaira, Coordinator from Hope.

Banda Aceh and Higashimatsushima was the same city that had Tsunami disaster. Banda Aceh was attacked by Tsunami on 26 Desember 2004. After seven years, Higashimatsushima which was next city attack by Tsunami.

The relation between Banda Aceh and Higashimatsushima was started from April 2014, they agreed to cooperate in some sectors “welcome and hope you will like staying here,” Illiza said to the group.

Assistant of Public Administration, M.Nurdin, cooperation between this two cities on first step was for the public like management of trash, disaster mitigation and tourism, also community business. “for next steps we ask for continuity cooperation on three sectors, there are fishery, communal garden, disaster management and creative camp programs,” he said.

Group leader from Japan, Yoko Odaira said that they have visited some tourism places especially Tsunami site. He admit that Banda Aceh was succeed keeping Tsunami sites nicely. “ Our city also has Tsunami sites like Banda Aceh, but it doesn’t have good management”. [AZ]