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Govt earmarks Rp 9 trillion for flood mitigation in West Java

  • Arya Dipa

    The Jakarta Post

Bandung   /   Fri, January 17 2020   /  12:28 am

The Public Works and Housing Ministry has poured Rp 9 trillion (US$659 million) into several projects in an effort to protect West Java from flooding.The budget has been used to finance nine flood-mitigation projects, ranging from dams and retention basins to underground water tunnels and river normalization initiatives in Bandung and Karawang, as well as two of Jakarta’s satellite cities: Bogor and Bekasi.West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil says his administration is currently completing the Ciawi Dam and the Sukamahi Dam in Bogor.The construction of the Ciawi Dam began in 2016 and is now 45 percent built. Ridwan expected that the Rp 3.9 trillion dam would be completed this year.The Sukamahi Dam, meanwhile, is 34 percent built, with 90 percent of the project’s land acquisition complete.Ridwan said the two dams would be able to hold 30 percent of the water that flows to Jakarta.“With t...