Swedish Businesspeople Wish to Invest in Aceh

Swedish businesspeople in the Swedish Trade Council have shown interest for investment in Aceh province to Kuntoro Mangkusubroto, chief of Aceh-Nias Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Board (BRR), during his visit in Sweden from May 12-13, 2007.

While in Sweden, Kuntoro Mangkusubroto met with Anne Hoglund, deputy head of the Asia Department at the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and he also met some Swedish officials to thank them on behalf of the Aceh people and Indonesian government for the Swedish government`s help in the Aceh reconstruction process after it was hit by the tsunami on December 26, 2004.

Aceh-Nias Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Board (BRR)’s spokesman, Mirza Kemala, said that in the meeting with SIDA, the Swedish businesspeople asked a lot of questions about the latest developments in Aceh.
“They would like to know more about security assurance and the possible impact of the Muslim Syariah law on their business later in Aceh,” Mirza said.

Sweden donated about US$42 million for the Aceh and Nias reconstruction program.

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