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Indonesia: UNJLC Bulletin No. 41 Indian Ocean Tsunami Operation

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1. SECURITY

Foreign government sources (Australia) continue to advise their citizens to postpone travel to Indonesia, citing credible intelligence warning of terrorist activity in Indonesia.

Indonesian police found bomb-making equipment (and chemicals) left in a car park at Tanjung Barat railway station, South Jakarta on Wednesday evening.

2. CRITICAL ISSUES

Nothing significant to report

3. GENERAL

UNJLC is currently facilitating an IASC mission to review emergency response potential in Southeast Asia. UNJLC is grateful for the assistance of UNOCHA and WFP in hosting the review team.

*The GoI has reportedly (Jakarta Post 15 June 2005) increased the number of countries whose citizens are entitled to a Visa on Arrival (VOA): the latest additions include India, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Egypt, Austria, Ireland, Qatar, Greece, Luxembourg. VoA - 6 days = US$10, VoA - 30 days = US$25. *NB: Check with the Indonesian embassy in your country of origin prior to departure.

Four new maps from UNJLC are now ready for distribution:

  • Aceh Province Airfield Facilities
  • North Sumatra Airfield Facilities
  • Aceh Province Port Information
  • Aceh and North Sumatra Government BULOG Warehouse Locations
POSKO Utama in Nias was dissolved on 30 May 2005. However, a SATKORLAK representative will remain in Gunung Sitoli for at least 3 months. The Permanent Secretary at Pendopo in Nias will be in charge of all sectors.

According to latest Decree endorsed by the Governor of North Sumatra, the term "POSKO" will no longer be used in Medan and replaced by "TEAM."

The address of TEAM (SATKORLAK) is: KANTOR KESBANGLITMAS - Jl. Gatot Subroto no: 361 Medan. Phone: 061. 455 7009- 061 452 48 94.

The Donor's Country Summit on Nias Reconstruction will be held on 15 June in Medan. The Governor of North Sumatra hopes this gathering will become a forum to mobilize support towards the reconstruction of Nias and other Districts in North Sumatra affected by the last disaster.

The British Red Cross will require the services of UNJLC to provide a map of Pulo Aceh, the site of one of their housing projects.

4. MILITARY AND BILATERAL SUPPORT

Nothing significant to report.

5. LAND

The Banda Aceh-Meulaboh route is being traveled to a greater extent as the road condition has been improving. On the Teunom-Lambalek route, the TNI has completed the project of resurfacing road with gravel.

Long queues exist in Lamno for river crossing by pontoon which can carry up to 4 vehicles of L-300 minibus.

In Keude Patek, 24 km West of Calang and 30 km east of Lho' Kruet via bypass road, the shore runs very close with the road, the waves often wash over the road.

The Banda Aceh Transportation department announced that CNSF, a French government agency who carried out the May 2005 feasibility study for constructing a railway route in Aceh, will present the findings report to the department in September 2005.

UNJLC-Medan and IOM have been collaborating on movement of the 15 containers of the Bailey Bridges to the warehouse. The decision on where the bridges will be sent currently rests with the BRR.

IOM provide truck carriage service free of charge; however, it is the responsibility of the cargo owner to handle loading and unloading upon the arrival of transport trucks.

6. SEA

WINDJAMMER RELIEF EFFORT's Vessel, KLM Maruta Jaya 900 is arriving Port of Belawan, Medan 16 June 2005.

  • Available to immediately to accept cargo of relief goods. Preferred distribution location - Nias and Simeulue
  • Capacity - 800 Tons
  • Shallow draft for accessibility in remote areas
  • Port discharge of cargo or experienced in local village distribution
  • Deck Cranes
  • Sail/Motor Powered
  • Crew - 19 + 11 Cadets
  • For Rates and Scheduling Contact Windjammer Relief Effort Capt. Ray Williamson, 207-236-0675 HP 207-542-4083 email relief@mainewindjammercruises.com, Robin Engel, 62 21 729 4684 HP 62-816 1106189 email songnyc@uninet.net.id
Ulee Lheue Port provides only fast passenger ferry service (Pulo Rondo and Baruna Duta Ferry) between Banda Aceh and Sabang. The vehicle ferry, Tanjung Burang, is still using Malahayati Port.

WVI in Banda Aceh is prepared to share use of its 2 fishing boats, capacity 20T. For details please call Rich Moseonko +62 811832546

Atlas Logistique has two boats that run regularly between Simeulue Island and Nias Island.

UNJLC Medan is monitoring the movement of the containers that have been cleared but not been picked up by the consignees in Belawan. According to updated information from POSKO SATKORLAK Belawan (09 June) and the UTPK (Container Area Management) all containers have been moving out of the port swiftly by consignees. See Belawan Port under Geographic Hubs for more information.

The WFP vessel LCT Sukses remains grounded in Lamn - WFP will attempt to move the vessel this week. The 3 other WFP LCTs are operational and their spare capacity can be used to carry food items and non-food items.

7. AIR

Monthly Projections - Agencies and NGOs were requested to provide monthly projections of cargo and passenger requirements to UNJLC. This information is important for determining air asset requirements.

New Flight Schedule - The new schedule (Version 10) and procedures for booking on UNHAS flight are available on both the UNJLC and HIC web site. It will be amended when the Dash 7 arrives towards the end of week 13-20 June.

SOP Urgent Medevac - DSS advised that a flowchart is now ready and will be presented at the next SMT for approval. UNHAS has a helicopter on a seven day stand by.

Garuda Air cargo transport - UNJLC is at present in consultation with Garuda to extend the arrangement under which Humanitarian Agencies are granted access to air transportation from Jakarta to Banda Aceh on a free of charge basis. The current arrangement under which 5,000 kg per month may be transported free is in effect until the end of June 2005.

Special Flight Requests - The Request form is now available on the UNJLC and HIC web sites.

Summary of UNHAS flight activity for May 2005

Aircraft Table

1
2
3
4
5
Aircraft
PUMA
MI-8
BELL 212
BELL412
Number of Days Flown
30
67
18
10
Number of Sorties
135
433
62
36
Total Hours Flown
84.1
331.62
63.17
30.5
Total Pax
778
2860
172
137
Total Cargo
60802

CURRENT AIR FLEET

UNHAS AIRCRAFT

BANDA ACEH Based
- 1x Bell 212
- 4 x Mi- 8
- 1 x Bell 412
- 1 x Twin Otter
- 1 x Puma

MEDAN Based:
- 1 x Twin Otter
- 1 x Dash available mid June 2005

AIRSERV AIRCRAFT

Air Serve is operating 3 helicopters and 2 Caravans

MISSION AVIATION FELLOWSHIP (MAF)

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

FUEL

There are 4 fuel depots in North Sumatra. Below is the list of the Fuel Capacity at each depot:

Type of Fuel
Labuhan Deli
Polonia
Sibolga
Siantar
Avtur
7500 KL(kiloliters)
2450 KL
-
-
Pertamax
3235 KL
-
-
-
Premium
27,859 KL
-
2634 KL
3800 KL
Kerosene
29,838 KL
-
2238 KL
-
Solar
39,204 KL
-
1461 KL
8600 KL
Remarks : Solar Stock that is still in the kettle 18000 KL

8. WAREHOUSE

UNJLC is preparing to obtain all pertinent information regarding an Aceh Besar warehouse located by the British Red Cross. UNJLC will distribute information at the next logs cord meeting.

Atlas Logistique reports they have spare capacity in their Banda Aceh warehouse; cargo may be stored for no more than 2 weeks.

9. GEOGRAPHIC HUBS - BANDA ACEH, MEDAN, NIAS, SIBOLGA etc.

BANDA ACEH

Customs offices in Banda Aceh requests that humanitarian actors requiring clearance services to contact them at least one day before vessel or airplane arrives. Custom service: Mr. Hasanudin (08121803747) or Mr. Yudi (0811680350).

MEDAN

BELAWAN Sea port

UNJLC Medan is working with customs and the port authority in Port Belawan to help clear containers.

UNJLC remind all that the only currently restricted import item is used vehicles with the exception of used trucks, ambulances and garbage trucks.

Radio and vehicles which previously were categorized as highly restricted items are being cleared within 3 days.

The latest situation with regard to containers at the port was reported on June 9 as follows:

  • Containers cleared and picked up - 5,311
  • Containers cleared and not picked up - 36
  • Containers not cleared - 199
  • Containers newly arrived - 223
NIAS

Nias District Head Binahati B Baeha warned citizens against building permanent structures over the remnants of destroyed houses as the government is the process of redesigning the land use specifications for the regency. The District Head announced that 3 sectors have been nominated as priority for reconstruction in 2005: Education, Transportation and Health. Other sectors that will be implemented during the subsequent period include Agriculture, Trade and Tourism.

SIMUELUE

Nothing to report.

SIBOLGA

Nothing to report.

10. MEETINGS

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 - Jl. Gatot Subroto- POSKO Satkorlak.

ABOUT UNJLC

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)