President Jokowi Inaugurates Ciawi, Sukamahi Dams in Bogor Regency

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 23 Desember 2022
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President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo inaugurated Ciawi Dam and Sukamahi Dam which are located in Bogor regency, West Java province, Friday (12/23).

“By saying bismillahirrahmanirrahim, I inaugurate Ciawi Dam in Bogor regency, West Java province,” said President Jokowi.

The President said that the existence of these two dams will support flood control in capital Jakarta.

“Jakarta has always had three big problems; floods, traffic jams, and spatial planning. Now we are here to talk about flood issue,” he said.

In a bid to control floods in Jakarta, the President emphasized the importance of completing three things. First, normalization of thirteen rivers in Jakarta; Second, pumping management in reservoirs in Jakarta; Third, the completion of the construction of the sea wall as well as the giant sea wall. Apart from that, the President also reminded to immediately complete the construction of Ciliwung canal to the East Flood Canal (BKT).

“For Governor of Jakarta and Governor of West Java, I order that flooding issue in Jakarta should be completed consistently, both related to the reservoirs, the normalization of thirteen rivers, the Ciliwung canal to BKT, the sea wall and the giant sea wall, as well as the management of the existing pumps,” he said.

The President expressed optimism that with consistency, flooding issue in Jakarta will be resolved.

“If these three things are not completed, Jakarta will always be flooded. Whoever the governor is, it must be handled consistently. Because the master plan is clear in the regional planning agency and in Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing,” he added.

For the record, construction of the Ciawi dam began in 2016 with a budget allocation of Rp1.3 trillion and has a capacity of approximately 6.05 million cubic meters, while the Sukamahi Dam was built in 2017.

“Ciawi and Sukamahi can later reduce their water volume from 464 million cubic meters to 318 million cubic meters. Around 12 subdistricts will no longer be affected by flood because of the dams,” he remarked. (FID/UN) (EST/MMB)

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