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Govt to build water catchment at Petanu River

  • Ni Komang Erviani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, September 17 2011   /  11:13 am

The central government plans to build a water catchment and proces-sing facility at Petanu River in Gianyar, Bali, to cope with the predicted water crisis in the south of the island in 2015, an official said on Friday.

Budi Yuwono, an official of the Public Works Ministry, said the infrastructure would be able to generate 300 liters of water per second to be channeled to southern areas including Denpasar, Badung and Gianyar in 2013.

The project, with support from the Japan International Cooperation Agency, already began in 2007, with costs budgeted at Rp 425.6 billion (US$48.6 million) but work has not been completed due to funding problems.

It is estimated that the remaining work will cost around Rp 391 billion, Rp 107.3 billion of which will be provided by the central government from the 2012 state budget.

The sum from the central government is allocated for...