Indonesia: Community-based Settlement Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Project
The Project Development Objective of Rekompak is to assist in meeting the needs of eligible households for earthquake-resistant housing and community infrastructure in areas in Central and West Java and Yogyakarta Special Region affected by natural disasters. The project was designed to achieve this objective through four sets of activities (see project components below), and based on the expe=ACrience and lessons learned from a successful community-based housing reconstruction program in Aceh (this was the first CSRRP, otherwise known as 'Rekompak Aceh') and the ongoing CSRRP (Rekompak) in Central and West Java and Yogyakarta Special Region. The proposed activities to be funded from the PSF will be incorporated in the original design of Rekompak and directly contribute to achieving the project's overall development objective.
The main reason for the Government's request to PSF for additional funds for Rekompak (hereinafter also referred to as PSF funds) is to provide immediate support for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of housing units and small-scale infrastructure in villages affected by the recent eruptions of Mount Merapi. The Government has also obtained an additional financing grant for the Rekompak (called Rekompak AF) in the amount of USD 3.5 million from the Java Reconstruction Fund (JRF) for the same purpose. The Merapi volcano first erupted on 26 October 2010. The initial eruption was followed by seven large eruptions spewing hot gas to nearby villages, lava accompanied by hot gas along several rivers, and ash rain to cities up to 500 km from the volcano.