Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin to visit Aceh and Jakarta

SINGAPORE- Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin will visit Aceh and Jakarta in Indonesia from Nov 24 to 27.

Mr Tan will be in Banda Aceh and Meulaboh from Monday to Wednesday, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement on Sunday.

He will meet Aceh officials and see how the province has been rebuilt itself 10 years after it was devastated by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.

Mr Tan had led the Singapore Armed Forces' relief effort in Aceh when the 2004 tsunami hit. He will visit facilities which were rebuilt with Singapore's aid, such as Cut Nyak Dhien Meulaboh General Hospital, Fajar Hidayah Boarding School and Meulaboh concrete pier.

The second leg of his trip will see Mr Tan travelling to Jakarta. From Wednesday to Thursday, he will be in Indonesia's capital, where he will meet Indonesian government officials.