July 19, 2006

So What Happened To All That 2004 Tsunami Money?

Warning buoys were 'not working' when tsunami hit :
Indonesia's Ministry for Research and Technology has revealed that of the 22 warning buoys needed, only two have been deployed off the coast of Sumatra and neither of those was operational when Monday's tsunami struck...

Ministry official Edi Prihantoro says international aid is needed to complete the five-year deployment of the buoys and there had not yet been any clear pledges to fund the 20 more still needed.


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