Dam Plays Pivotal Role in Improving Food Security: President Jokowi

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 28 Desember 2021
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President Jokowi inaugurates Pidekso Dam in Wonogiri, Central Java province, Tuesday (12/28). (Source: screenshot)

Irrigation system is key to realizing food security in Indonesia, President Joko “Jokowi” has said.

“If we want to achieve food self-sufficiency and food sovereignty, reservoirs are the key, water is the key. Therefore, we are building reservoirs in all provinces throughout the country,” the President said during the inauguration of Pidekso dam in Wonogiri, Central Java province, Tuesday (12/28).

For the record, the Pidekso dam was built with a total budget of Rp772 billion with the land acquisition process starting in 2014 and the construction having been carried out since 2017.

“This dam has a capacity of 25 million cubic meters with a pool area of 232 hectares. It is expected to irrigate approximately 1,500 hectares of rice fields in Wonogiri regency,” said the President.

Before inaugurating the Pidekso dam, the President also inaugurated the Ladongi dam in East Kolaka regency, Southeast Sulawesi province. (TGH/UN) (EST/EP)

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