President Jokowi Inaugurates Banjarbakula Drinking Water System
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo inaugurated the Banjarbakula Drinking Water Supply System (SPAM), Friday (03/17), in Banjarbaru city, South Kalimantan province.
The SPAM will supply drinking water to around 60,000 households in the province.
“The SPAM here will provide water for Banjarmasin city, Banjarbaru city, Banjar regency, Barito Kuala regency, Tanah Laut regency, all of which will be provided from the drinking water supply system,” said the President.
He added that the construction of the second phase of the SPAM spent a budget of Rp787 billion and the water source is taken from the Riam Kanan river.
“(The river) is about 20 kilometers from here. The water brought here, processed, cleaned, then streamed to approximately 60,000 households,” he said.
Banjarbakula SPAM has a capacity of 500 liters per second. This SPAM includes the construction of an intake with a capacity of 1,200 liters per second which is used as a source of raw water for the Banjarbakula water treatment plant of 750 liters per second, PT. Banjar Diamond Drinking Water of 170 liters per second, and PT. Banjarmasin Drinking Water of 280 liters per second. The supply of drinking water from this dam is enjoyed by 60,353 households or 301,765 people. (TGH/UN) (EST/LW)