Friday, October 8, 2010

Flood Disaster and Memory of Wasior, Teluk Wondama

I received the sad news that Wasior hit by flash floods at Monday, October 4th 2010. Flood destroyed almost all infrastructure and killed more than 100 people. Nearly 4,000 residents were evacuated to Manokwari and Nabire.

I once visited Wasior in 2006. At that time they're starting to build the infrastructure, because Teluk Wondama (Wondama Gulf) is a New Regency. Wasior is a place with beautiful sea views with a backdrop of mountains near Nabire. Wasior can be reached by ship from Manokwari with about 15 hours. Wasior has a harbor that could accommodate large ships from PELNI. This place also has its own airport which can be reached by small aircraft (Twin Otter, Pilatus Porter, Cessna Grand Caravan) from Airport Rendani, Manokwari with about 40 minutes.

I pray that Wasior will soon recover and I am sorry for the victims of flood disasters. Here are my photo memories when visited Wasior at end of year 2006.

Regent/Bupati of Teluk Wondama, Drs.Alberth H Torey, MM

Wasior Harbor

Wasior Market

Housing for Local Government Officials
Wasior Airport / Airstrip


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