The Late Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah Village in Indonesia (Panda Achi)
On 10 June 2008, KRCS signed with the government of Panda Achi Region in Indonesia a memorandum of understanding to build 150 houses in a village named under the name of the late Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah.On 5 December 2009, the chairman of KRCS, the late Barjas Hamoud Al Barjas, inaugurated this village in a celebration attended by the ambassador of the State of Kuwait to Indonesia, Nasser Al Enezy, governor of Panda Achi ,Arwandi Yousef, member of the board of directors of KRCS and its honorary treasure, Saad Al Nasser, as well as the staff of the Kuwaiti embassy.
Al Barjas said in the inauguration ceremony statement: we feel all pride and appreciation for our assistance to this great people after Tsunami crisis. He added that on behalf of the people and government of Kuwait, KRCS has taken prompt initiatives to serve those afflicted in Indonesia.On his part, the governor of Panda Achi praised in his word the efforts of Kuwait in rescuing those afflicted in the world countries, and expressed his warm appreciation to all the assistance of Kuwait to Indonesia, particularly Panda Achi Region, including the building of Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah Village which will be handed over to the relatives of those afflicted by the crisis.He said this great humanitarian stand on part of the State of Kuwait is not surprising and will have a tremendous effect on the affected persons, particularly when they are housed in their houses in the village.
In the presence of the current chairman, Dr. Helal Al Sayer, and the honorary treasurer and member of the board of directors, Saad Al Nahed, all the utilities of Panda Achi Village were inaugurated in 2015, with the inauguration of Mubarakya School and a multipurpose hall.
Restoring the infrastructure in Panda Achi Governorate in Indonesia
Indonesia enjoyed the biggest share of KRCS’s aids as being the most affected country by the tsunami crisis, which was reached through field trips that covered all the affected areas.The efforts of the State of Kuwait to rescue and assist those afflicted by the catastrophe did not stop at sufficing with providing the basic needs to the affected persons, but exceeded htem to include long term reconstruction operations.
The Kuwaiti aids were presented through several stages, the first of which was the emergency phase, where it was focussed on providing foods and primary supplies, whereby Kuwait provided urgent aids represented in 500 thousand dollars to support the Relief Fund established by Indonesia. Kuwait was considered as the biggest donor country to this Fund.As for the second phase, it was the rehabilitation phase, in which KRCS endeavoured to enable the afflicted in Achi region and other areas of depending on themselves and the reconstruction of their destroyed areas.The third phase is known as “reconstruction” under which KRCS purchased 56 heavy machines to construct three fresh water purification plants, provided each plant produces 250 thousand litres of water, which contributed in providing clean fresh water.
KRCS purchased 10 trucks and 150 fishing boats, on which 5 fishermen worked on each boat. This provided a source of living for approximately 750 families. Meanwhile, medical equipments, electric generators and specialized systems were provided to Zain Al Abdeen Hospital in Achi.