Indonesia Launches Fund for West Sumatra Reconstruction

    Indonesia is aiming to mobilize up to USD2.47 billion for the reconstruction of West Sumatra with a newly launched multilateral donor fund, the

    t reports. West Sumatra was hit by a strong earthquake in September 2009, leaving at least 1,117 people dead and some 114,797 houses heavily damaged.

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      Ivy Mungcal

      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.