Gov’t to Build Budong-Budong Dam in Central Mamuju Regency
Date 17 April 2021
The Government has started the construction of the Budong-Budong Dam in Central Mamuju Regency, West Sulawesi Province.
The dam, which is the first dam in the province, is included in the list of National Strategic Projects in accordance with Presidential Regulation Number 109/2020 to increase the number of water reservoirs to support food and water security programs.
Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimuljono said that the Government’s focus to develop infrastructures nationwide is to pursue economic growth and to increase competitiveness, as well as to distribute development equally based on the needs of the community.
“The construction is included the irrigation network. Thus, the dam can be very beneficial as the water will flow to the farmers’ rice fields,” said Basuki, as quoted from the website of Ministry of PUPR, Saturday (17/4).
The Budong-Budong Dam is built with a capacity of 65.18 million cubic meters in the context of developing and enhancing the Irrigation Area (DI) covering an area of 3,577 hectares.
The dam also has the potential for raw water benefits of 410 liters per second. Central Mamuju Regency as a developing area is predicted to have a lot of development activities both in wetland agriculture and industrial sectors which will require raw water from dam.
Apart from irrigation and raw water supply, the construction of the dam is also needed as a flood control for disaster-prone areas such as Budong-Budong, Topoyo, and Karossa Districts by reducing 60 percent of water flow from 341.59 cubic meters per second to 106.76 cubic meters per second.
Representative from Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing Taufik said that the construction of Budong-Budong dam had started in December 2020 and is targeted for completion in December 2023. “We are still completing land acquisition to support the physical construction,” he said.
The Budong-Budong Dam will be built by blocking Salulebbo River. The construction is carried out by contractors PT Abipraya and PT Bumi Karsa under joint operation (KSO) scheme, and involves PT Indra Karya – PT Tuah Agung Anugrah – PT. Ciriajasa E.C (KSO) as Supervision Consultant, with a budget of Rp1.02 trillion.
Central Mamuju Regency has an area of 306,527 square kilometers dominated by dry land of around 38 percent and secondary dry land of around 24 percent. (Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing/AIT/UN) (EST/MMB)