Bumble Bee / Anova will fund and coordinate thorough Masyarakat dan Perikanan Indonesia (MDPI), an assessment of Banda Aceh and the Aceh province to identify potential for improvement and development of the local fishing industry. MDPI’s assessment will include a thorough investigation of the area, the status of the local fisheries, the capabilities of the local fishing industry and the prospects for growth and expansion”
This was the commitment given by Bumble bee/ Anova representatives, from MDPI, to President Bill Clinton in a small village Lhok seudu in the province of Aceh last Saturday, 19th July. Bill Clinton is currently conducting a South East Asia trip with his foundation (Clinton Foundation) to visit ongoing projects, meet commitment givers and see possibilities for new projects. He chose to return to the village of Lhok seudu, where he had previously visited 10 years ago, just months after the tsunami of 2004.
The assessment has already began on site in Aceh and MDPI will present the findings and any potential follow on activities which develop from the analysis of the area, to the CGI Summit in New York, in September.
“We hope that the assessment will bring positive findings and that a wider project which could bring about enhancement and development of the region will follow”
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