Australia will spend $67 million over the next five years to establish a joint disaster coordination centre in Indonesia.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Indonesian President Susilo Yudhoyono made the announcement on the sidelines of the APEC leaders forum in Peru this morning.
A lot of work at APEC is done outside the official program as the 21 leaders use the opportunity for bilateral talks. Picture Pointing the way: Kevin Rudd during a visit to Aceh earlier this year (AFP: Jewel Samad)
The announcement of the centre was expected, as Mr Rudd pledged to work with Indonesia on disaster relief when he travelled to the tsunami-ravaged area of Aceh in June.
The $67 million from Australia will fully fund the centre.
Mr Rudd says it will improve the capacity of the region to plan for disasters and recover from them.
“This will take some time to develop, it will take some time to properly integrate across the Asia Pacific region, but we believe it’s the right course of action rather than simply to wait until the next major natural disaster hits,” he said.
“We all know that natural disasters can happen without notice at any time,” he said.
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