Remarks of President of the Republic of Indonesia at the Inauguration of the Water Supply Development System (SPAM) for the Regions of Medan-Binjai-Deli Serdang and Aek Tano Ponggol Bridge in Samosir Regency, at Binjai City, North Sumatra Province, August 25, 2023
Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,
May peace be upon us all.
Distinguished Minister of Public Works and Public Housing, Governor of North Sumatra, Mayor of Medan, Mayor of Binjai, Regent of Deli Serdang, Ibu Directorate General, Pak President-Director,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Water. It is all about water this morning. I can feel the importance of water after four days in Africa. We often do not feel how important water is since we are never short of water. If one never lacks water, they would never understand how important water is.
Alhamdulillah, the construction of Water Supply Development System (SPAM) for the regions of Medan-Binjai-Deli Serdang worth Rp948 billion completed this morning. This is collaboration between the Central Government, provincial governments, and municipality/regency governments. The project is running on the provincial government’s land. If such cooperation is good, development process will also run swiftly. And, the facility has the capacity of 1,100 liters per second. This is very big. So, I’ve ordered governors, regents, and mayors to follow up on household water pipe network since there are approximately 88,000 households or 440,000 people that can be connected to the SPAM, this is a great number.
Second, I also inaugurate Aek Tano Ponggol Bridge located in Samosir regency, which was also been completed with a cost of Rp157 billion. The bridge has a total span of 294 meters with the main span of 99 meters and width of 8 meters.
That concludes my speech on this auspicious occasion.
By saying bismillahirrahmanirrahim, I hereby officially inaugurate the Water Supply Development System (SPAM) for the regions of Medan-Binjai-Deli Serdang in Binjai city and Aek Tano Ponggol Bridge in Samosir regency.
I thank you.
Wassalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.