President Jokowi Inaugurates Gondang Dam
President Joko Jokowi Widodo on Thursday (2/5) inaugurated the Gondang Dam located in Karanganyar Regency, Central Java.
The dam will irrigate approximately 4,680 hectares of rice fields, both in Karanganyar Regency and Sragen Regency.
According to President Jokowi, the Government will build another dam in Karanganyar area. Next, we will build the Jlantah Dam here, he said.
Furthermore, the President expressed hope that the Gondang Dam can also be a power plant to produce electricity and as a source of raw water in Karanganyar Regency and its surroundings and potentially a very good tourist attraction in the future.
Hopefully it will give a good economic impact for Karanganyar Regency and its surroundings,” he added.
Also attending the inauguration were First Lady Ibu Iriana, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono, and Deputy Governor of Central Java Taj Yasin Maimoen. (MAY/AGG/ES)
Translated by: Galuh Wicaksono
Edited by: Ayu Wulandari