President Jokowi: Tugu, Gongseng Dams in E. Java to Strengthen Food Security

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 30 November 2021
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President Jokowi signs inscription to mark the inauguration of Tugu Dam and Gongseng Dam in East Java province (30/11/2021) (Source: Presidential Secretariat’s YouTube Channel)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, Tuesday (30/11), officially inaugurated two dams in East Java province, namely Tugu Dam in Trenggalek regency and Gongseng Dam in Bojonegoro regency.

According to President Jokowi, the two dams are ready to be used to strengthen the country’s food security.

The Head of State said that Tugu Dam with a capacity of 12 million cubic meters can supply irrigation water for 1,250 hectares of land while Gongseng Dam with a capacity of 22 million cubic meters is able to irrigate 6,200 hectares of land.

The two dams are expected to be able to improve agricultural activities and productivity as well as the welfare of local farmers.

“It is our hope that through these two dams, the community’s agricultural activities can be improved, farmers can be more productive, plant and harvest more often so that their income will increase,” the President remarked. (FID/UN) (AP/MMB)

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