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KEMENPUPR Efforts to Support Water and Food Sustainability in 2016

by Sebastianus Epifany Monday, January 9, 2017 - 14:39

JAKARTA - The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (KEMENPUPR) realize the importance of water and food sustainability for the primary needs of Indonesian people. In 2016, KEMENPUPR successfully completed the construction of seven infrastructure of water resources management that spread throughout Indonesia.

All seven infrastructure of water resources management are Payaseunara Dam in Aceh, Teritip Dam in East Borneo, Karau Irrigation Area in central Borneo, Selingsing Irrigation Area (Pice Besar Dam) in Bangka Belitung, Gerak Sembayat Dam in East Java and the supply of raw water to support Drinking Water Supply System in regional of Bregas, Central Java.

Not only that, PUPR Ministry managed to reach the 2016  target which started the construction of eight new dams marked with the signing of contract development work. Eighth dams including Way Sekampung dam in Lampung, Ciawi dam, Leuwikeris dam, Cipanas dam, and Sukamahi dam in West Java, Kuwil Kawangkoan dam in North Sulawesi, Ladongi dam in Southeast Sulawesi and Napun Gete dam in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT).

"The Ministry PUPR own program to build 49 dams on five years of these locations spread across the province," said Minister Basuki Hadimuljono as reported from (09/01/2017). Minister Basuki pointed out, Kuwil Dam which is one of the eight dams contracted in 2016 will be completed in 2019. The Ministry of PUPR, in 2015, also has started building 13 dams, and 2017 will build nine dams.

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