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Jakarta Post

New dam to resolve water crisis

  • Panca Nugraha

    The Jakarta Post

Mataram   /   Thu, May 26 2011   /  10:04 am

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is scheduled to launch the groundbreaking ceremony of the Pandanduri Dam in East Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), via teleconference from the Jakarta Convention Center on Friday.

The dam project in NTB was part of the launching of other national projects in Bali and North Maluku.

After attending a coordinating meeting and discussing the ground breaking with the media, NTB Public Works Office head Dwi Sugiyanto said on Wednesday that the Pandanduri Dam project in Sakra district, East Lombok, was aimed at overcoming the recurring drought in Lombok, especially in the south.

“A survey on the dam’s potential was conducted in 1978, followed by a technical study and an environmental impact analysis in 2009. The project will commence at the end of the year,” said Dwi.

The Pandanduri dam will span around 430 hectares and cost ...