U.S. and Australian embassies re-issued security warnings this week. This follows intelligence that terrorists are planning attacks on targets frequented by foreigners.
The U.S. Embassy specifically warned about bomb attacks aimed at lobbies of hotels frequented by foreigners. The attacks were to be carried out during the noon hour at unspecified dates. (Source: U.S. Embassy)
The U.S. Embassy and consulates in Indonesia remain closed following the dissemination on the internet of detailed plans of the floor plans and security measures at the US embassy in JAKARTA.
In Australia this week, the Indonesian embassy intercepted a letter that contained a white powder that initially was suspected to be anthrax. Subsequent analysis determined that the substance was not anthrax. Despite both the Australian and Indonesian governments' denouncement of the act, the Indonesian embassy was closed for two days and the Australian government re-issued a warning for its citizens to delay non-essential travel to Indonesia.
WVI trucks were stopped by police while moving timber between warehouses and other sites. WVI suggests that NGOs be issued one common letter to avoid this type of problem. A UNJLC Govt Liaison will discuss the matter with police.
A WFP logisticians advises NGOs passing through police or military posts to roll down windows so that police can clearly view passengers.
2. CRITICAL ISSUES
Nothing significant to report
This week GIS have produced the following maps for the Logistics Capacity Assessment (LCA) Reports (BANDA ACEH & North SUMATRA). These are available at the HIC BANDA ACEH and will be online shortly.
Fuel Map (1) - ACEH
Ports (2) - ACEH & N SUMATRA
Airfields (2) - ACEH & N SUMATRA
Routes (3) - ACEH, SIMEULUE & NIAS
HLZ (3) - ACEH, SIMEULUE, NIAS
Air Routes (2) - ACEH & N SUMATRA
Province Overview (2) - ACEH & N SUMATRA
An ACEH Port map and Bulog map for North SUMATRA are expected to be available next week and UNJLC awaits additional data from the North SUMATRA Pertamina (The national petroleum company) office for production of a fuel map.
UNJLC personnel in SUMATRA have been pleased with the outstanding collaboration by GoI officials, other agencies and logisticians in general for the assistance with data collection and provision of information for Logistics Capacity Assessments (LCA).
Final versions of LCAs are currently being edited and finalized and will prove to be a valuable logistics planning tools for the reconstruction period.
UNJLC's SUMATRA staff are to be commended on the timely and comprehensive nature of the assessments.
Hardcopy and electronic versions (at www.unjlc.org) will be available in the coming week.
During his visit to ACEH, former US President Bill Clinton praised Indonesia's efforts to rebuild tsunami-hit ACEH but also urged that solid foundations for economic growth be put in place.
The UNJLC MEDAN office has been downscaled and UNJLC BANDA ACEH has become UNJLC SUMATRA.
UNJLC's mandate extension to the end of September 2005 was informally supported by the UNDMT and the UNCT following meetings with UNJLC during the past week. UNJLC has been asked to produce a Phase-Down Plan, which positions UNJLC in ACEH until the end of September 2005. The UNCT will reassess the UNJLC position at the end of September and will revert accordingly.
UNJLC BANDA ACEH has completed detailed mapping of government structures in North SUMATRA and ACEH.
UNJLC BANDA ACEH has also collected data form the transport department in ACEH, Public Works office in ACEH, and the Posko MEDAN. All transport related data has been passed to the UNJLC GIS specialists for mapping of depot locations etc.
4. MILITARY AND BILATERAL SUPPORT
Nothing significant to report.
WFP report that FO Lamno is handing over its remaining warehouse stock to its Cooperating Partner (CP), Keumang. The FO, established in January, has been covering the sub-district of Jaya in ACEH Jaya. The sub-district was almost completely isolated by the damaged roads and bridges after the tsunami. Recent improvements in road conditions have made truck deliveries possible from BANDA ACEH through ACEH Besar.
Sections of the GUNUNG SITOLI - Teluk Dalam road in NIAS remain damaged. UN agencies are exploring the possibility of reaching Teluk Dalam from Sirombu.
WFP reports that the 45 trucks stranded in SIBOLGA have left the port.
IFRC travelled to MEULABOH via the Gempang-Tutut route last weekend with one M6 truck and one land cruiser pickup and report that the road over the mountain was very rough and a winch was needed to ascend the mountains.
CARE will send one empty truck with 5000 litre tank capacity from BANDA ACEH to SIMEULUE Island.
IOM Overland Truck Convoy Routes:
MEDAN - BANDA ACEH
MEDAN - MEULABOH
MEDAN - Lhokseumawe - Bireun - Sigli
MEDAN - SIBOLGA - NIAS
MEDAN - Singkil - SIMEULUE
MEDAN - Samosir
MEDAN - Sidikalang
AID Quantity Status - Humanitarian Relief items distributed by IOM overland convoy for over 100 different organizations (Government of Indonesia, UN Agencies, international and national NGOs, intergovernmental and governmental organizations):
- 20,892 MT relief supplies (food and
non-food items) moved from MEDAN to BANDA ACEH and distributed to tsunami-affected
persons, camps and host communities in BANDA ACEH and ACEH Besar.
- 4,906 MT relief supplies transported
from MEDAN to MEULABOH.
- 2,272 MT relief supplies transported
a distance of 2,726 km from JAKARTA to BANDA ACEH and MEULABOH and distributed
as requested by the consignees. This service has been discontinued until
- 5,228 MT relief supplies transported
in response to the 28 March earthquake and delivered to SIBOLGA for further
shipment and distribution to the devastated Island of NIAS, Samosir and
- 830 MT relief supplies transported from MEDAN to Biruen, Pidie Lhokseumawe, Sigli, and Deli Serdang and distributed at the destinations as requested by the consignees.
Based on last week's port assessment the British Red Cross concluded that Krueng Geukuh Port is not appropriate for carrying humanitarian aid. Despite its status as a free facility, the port is relatively small and does not have proper moving capability for cargo. (The largest vessel to enter the port was an 8000-ton ship 15 years ago.) A WFP Logistician confirmed the British Red Cross' conclusion. After contacting ExxonMobil and learning that the ExxonMobil port is designated for company operations only, British Red Cross has chosen the BELAWAN Port from which to move cargo.
WFP has spare capacity on leased ships departing Malahayati, BANDA ACEH for CALANG, SIMEULUE and NIAS Island.
A new fast ferry service has been established between Pulo Rondo and Pulo Dedap. Each ferry can carry up to 113 passengers and the trip takes approximately 45 minutes. Ferry ticket Rp35000 economy class and Rp45000 VIP class. Daily schedule:
0900hrs Ulee Lheue - Sabang 0830hrs Sabang - Ulee Lheue
1500hrs Ulee Lheue - Sabang 0230hrs Sabang - Ulee Lheue
A port assessment of the Public Port in Lhokseumawe was conducted and the written report will be available shortly. A summary of highlights follows:
- The port suffered no damage after tsunami
- Sea draft 8,5 meters (Malahayati port 6 meters)
- Wharf length 267 meters
- Up to 30,000-ton vessels can enter the port
- There is one shore crane facility with 25-ton capacity
- There are no container crane facilities
- There are 2 forklifts with 3- and 5- ton capacity
- The 3 warehouses facilities are currently in use
- 4000m open capacity being utilized by TNI
UNHAS reports that flights have been on schedule.
A new Twin Otter with landing equipment more appropriate for weather conditions will be based in MEDAN.
Frequent flyers of UN air service for May 2005 are:
- UN: UNICEF 260 pax, UNWFP 188 pax and UN WHO 93 pax
- Non-UN: OXFAM 141 pax, District Government of ACEH Jaya 103 pax and ACT 85 pax.
- May passenger and cargo numbers per agency will soon be available on the UNJLC website.
There are no changes to the June UNHAS flight schedule from that of May. The schedule will be altered with the arrival of the Combi - Dash7 (further information will be forthcoming and published at www.UNJLC.org).
CARGO AND PAX MOVED SINCE ONSET OF OPERATIONS BY UNHAS AND UNJLC
UNHAS - UNJLC
TOTAL PAX AND CARGO TO DATE
Actual Cargo (Tonnes)
CURRENT AIR FLEET
BANDA ACEH Based: MEDAN Based:
1x Bell 212 1 x Twin Otter
3 x Mi- 8T 2 x Mi 8T being assembled
1 x Puma 1 x Dash mid June 2005
1 x Bell 412
1 x Twin Otter
Air Serve is operating 3 helicopters and 2 Caravans
MISSION AVIATION FELLOWSHIP
Cessna Caravan (C-208) MEDAN-MEULABOH
Bell 206 MEULABOH - West Coast
INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE RED CROSS (IFRC)
One Bell 212 operating in NIAS
One Cessna Caravan (C-208) operating between MEDAN, MEULABOH and NIAS
Updating of warehousing size and location is underway in BANDA ACEH and MEDAN. This includes commercially available, government BULOG (The Logistics Affairs Bureau) warehouses, IOM warehouses and UN WFP WikkHalls and Rubbhalls. This information is being collated for publication in the near future. UNJLC is grateful to its partners for supplying warehousing details for the benefit of the humanitarian community.
10. GEOGRAPHIC HUBS - BANDA ACEH, MEDAN, NIAS, SIBOLGA etc.
Nothing significant to report.
The new address of POSKO/SATKORLAK MEDAN is:
Jl. Gatot Subroto No. 361
Telp : 061 - 4557009 - 061- 4524894
Fax : 061-4527480
UNJLC-MEDAN is currently gathering data for production of a BULOG (National Logistics Company) warehouse map for the Island of SUMATRA. At a recent meeting, the head of BULOG commented to UNJLC that the map ever will be the first ever of this type published and very valuable.
BELAWAN Sea port
UNJLC coordinated with the BELAWAN Customs Office and shipping agent the clearing of 14 x 40 foot Bailey Bridge(donated by DFID) containers that arrived in BELAWAN on 2 June. UNJLC and IOM, who has provided 10 truck trailers, are arranging transport to the final destination.
IOM is currently assisting in the removal of up to 20 containers/day and has increased the number of trucks from 150 to 230 on a monthly basis.
UNJLC MEDAN is monitoring the movement of cleared but uncollected containers at BELAWAN port. Updated information comes from MEDAN POSKO SATKORLAK (2 June) and the UTPK (Container Area Management).
Containers are now moving rapidly as clearance procedures have been accelerated, and IOM has 35-40 trucks per day in the port to move cleared goods. IOM is transporting 30 to 40 containers daily to clear the bottleneck at the BELAWAN Sea port.
Of the 19 May list of 609 containers cleared but unclaimed, 282 remain.
WFP has collected its 37 containers of canned fish.
SATKORLAK Officials at BELAWAN Sea port and UTPK (The Containers Area Management) Officials stated that with current transport schedules, they estimated that all containers will be cleared from the BELAWAN Sea port by the end of June. UNJLC MEDAN reports that SATKORLAK, Customs and UTPK are taking the port clearance situation very seriously.
Used cars are now classified as "restricted" which means that approval from the Ministry of Trade is required; however used cars which will be operated as ambulances or garbage vehicles no longer need approval from the Ministry of Trade.
Clearing Agent list in MEDAN
(also available in the UNJLC Info Sheet June 7 Edition)
|PT. Surya Kencan Indah Sejahtra||Phone: 061. 4563 009 - 061.
Fax: 061.4567 544
Contact Person: Johan- mobile:0811 64 23 86
|PT. Rantai Laut||Jl.Jend.AYani 40-42 Phone:
061.457 6666 Fax: 061
|PT.Rantai Laut||Jl.Balmera 2 BELAWAN Phone: 061. 694 0204|
|PT.Wahana Perisai||Jl.Jend.A yani no.40- 42 Phone : 061 457 6666|
|PT.Andal Bentara Samudra||Jl. Burjamal BI B/5 Phone : 061 455 0436|
|PT.APL Indonesia||Jl. Iskandar Muda 282 Phone : 061 414 5960|
|PT.Salam Pacific Indonesia Lines||Jl. Prof HM Yamin no.41-X MEDAN Phone: 061 452 9730|
|PT.Meratus||Jl.Krakatau 199 E F Phone : 061 662 5257|
OCHA reiterated the need for all UN agencies, IGOs and NGOs to coordinate their respective reconstruction plans closely with the BRR representative in NIAS, as well as local/regional authorities.
WFP have made efforts to solve the problem of storage capacity including a recent order of 10 additional rubbhalls. By the end of June, the NIAS rubbhalls will be available for relocation.
The final return to NIAS of medevac patients and accompanists is scheduled for June, 7, when it will have totaled 532 returned persons, leaving 26 serious cases pending at MEDAN hospitals.
Nothing to report.
The ferry "Belana" is reportedly under maintenance at the port blocking other ferry activities. POSKO will swiftly follow this up.
Additional maritime capacity of an LCT has been leased by IOM and is expected to arrive in SIBOLGA by 1 June.
MEDAN UN - NGO Coordination meeting Mondays 8.30am OCHA office.
BANDA ACEH Interagency logs meeting Tuesdays 8.30 am WFP tent in the UN camp.
MEDAN OCHA - GoI - Tuesdays 10.00 am - gatot subroto- POSKO Satkorlak.
UNJLC is an inter-agency facility reporting during an emergency to the Humanitarian Coordinator and overall to the Inter-Agency Standing Committee. Its mandate is to coordinate and optimize the logistics capabilities of humanitarian organizations in large-scale emergencies. UNJLC operates under the custodianship of WFP who is responsible for the administrative and financial management of the Centre. UNJLC is funded from voluntary contributions channeled through WFP. More information on UNJLC in general and on the South Asia operation can be viewed on the UNJLC website (www.unjlc.org)