THE ROYAL NETHERLANDS EMBASSY
EU Coordination teams to Krabi and Pang Nga
The Dutch government partnered with the ADPC, the
respectively to assist citizens of EU countries. It
Australian embassy, international DVI teams, the Inter
also chaired the regular EU coordination meetings
national School Bangkok (ISB), the Lions Club of Phuket
Andaman Sea, the local government, the Ministry of
The Embassy has participated in several meetings
Foreign Affairs, the New Zealand Embassy, the
relating to Thailand s response to the tsunami and
Rajprachanukroh Foundation, the Royal Thai Police, the
the coordination with the international community.
Thai forensic team.
It has regularly participated in the meetings of the
Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC).
Together with the Australian and the New Zealand
Dutch humanitarian aid projects focused on victim
embassies, the Dutch Embassy has funded the
identification, reconstruction and rehabilitation
renovation of the Yan Yao Temple in Takuapa district,
which was used as a site for the tsunami victims
In Phuket, the Embassy has funded the construction
Krabi, Phang Nga, and Phuket provinces.
of a home for orphans, which is part of the Child
Care Centre Project implement by the Lions Club
of Phuket Andaman Sea.
TOTAL FUNDING & EXPENDITURE
Total Dutch government funding and expenditure for
tsunami aid during 2005 2006 is USD Thousand 99.68.
PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS & GOALS
The Dutch government has also committed to provide
a new school building in the Takuapa district with
furniture and equipment in 2006, which was swept
away by the tsunami.
In Krabi, the Embassy has funded a project of the
community and Population Development Associa
tion (PDA) in three Muslim villages that did not receive
any external assistance. The project provides new
fishing boats and fishing equipment, school
RESULTS & ACHIEVEMENTS
As part of immediate aid, a Dutch DVI team joined
the Thai forensic team and the DVI team from
other countries. A coordination office in Phuket
was also set up to provide assistance to the Dutch
victims and relatives, as well as to help coordinating
between the DVI team and the Thai authorities. In
addition, in its role of acting EU Presidency at that
time (on behalf of Luxembourg), the Embassy sent