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A Preliminary Assessment of Timber Requirements for Aceh’s Reconstruction, and Its Implications . pdf. 35 NATIONAL RAPID ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT - THAILAND THAILAND Khao Lak, Thailand (January 2005). With its benign climate, spectacular coral reefs and wealth of culture, Thailand attracts paradise-seeking tourists from around the world to its palm-fringed shores. On 26 December 2004, paradise was shattered. As well as killing more than 5,000 people and injuring many more, the tsunami had a severe impact on tourism, fisheries and agriculture.

GOI and donors should note the findings of the ‘Humanitarian Timber Taskforce” and associated activities proposed by WWF Indonesia and Greenomics, and ensure reconstruction materials come from sustainable sources, and not protected areas. Integrated Coastal Zone Management Vulnerability mapping needs to be incorporated into coastal zone management in order to determine exclusion zones for certain types of development, as well as for construction and building codes. The MOE should be immediately included in the BAPPENAS spatial planning group to facilitate the sharing of information on environmental vulnerability parameters, as well as other areas of environmental relevance.

Sinkholes have not caused any casualties, but have damaged infrastructure. Two schools had to be closed. The Department of Mineral Resources of MONRE is currently mapping vulnerable areas. 4 Preliminary Findings: Impacts on the Human Environment Infrastructure of Key Economic Sectors The tsunami disaster heavily affected the infrastructure of the main economic sectors of the Andaman Coast, in particular the tourism and the fishing industries. It also impacted the agricultural sector. 65 million respectively.

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