Home Restoration of Borobudur Need Three Years Director of History and Antiquities Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Jonah Satrio Atmojo, said the restoration of Borobudur Temple Mount Merapi 2010 pascaerupsi takes two to three years. "The recovery included economic revitalization and social environment surrounding community," Yunus said after planting a tree to save the world heritage sites of Borobudur in the court of the temple of Borobudur, Magelang regency, Central Java, on Thursday (02/17/2011).
Jonah explained, acidity rock Borobudur are still high and should be pursued efforts to eliminate deposits of volcanic ash in the structure of rock temples. "Especially this activity, it took about six months," he said.
According to Yunus, the following year is still the same work done to monitor and anticipate the volcanic ash deposits that are still hidden. The form of Borobudur temple which is quite complicated and a lot of niches and cracks should be cleaned from volcanic ash.
The next step, he said, one of which revitalisai environment through tree planting in stages to menghijuakan environment. If the environment is left dry or without plants, he said, causing micro heating effect is less good for the temple.
Jonah points out, the weather affect the condition of the temple stones. If the humidity in the high rocks, but the extreme weather outside could damage the stone surface. In addition, recovery is also about social and economic life of society.
When there is eruption of Merapi, community activities including the tour stops at the Borobudur Temple. Jonathan stated the importance of efforts to encourage people to come back and revive the local economy area of Borobudur Temple. "For the recovery that took two to three years into the future, so that conditions would be conducive as before the disaster, with records no longer occur Merapi eruption disaster like yesterday," he said.
Director of the UNESCO Representative in Jakarta, Hubert Gijzen, said it helps rehabilitation Borobudur pascaerupsi Merapi. UNESCO helps fund three million dollars for the cleaning process from the ashes of volcanic stone temple until the economic recovery of the surrounding community. "Especially for the cleansing of the temple from the ashes of volcanic rock, aid allocated 600 thousand U.S. dollars," he said.
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