Brantas Abipraya Bags 5 Dam Projects
Indonesia Finance Today - 16/07/2012
The state-owned construction company, PT Brantas Abipraya (Persero) plans to increase revenue from projects of water resources. This year, the company posts new contract acquisitions of five large state-owned dam projects worth Rp 1.5 trillion (US$ 159 million).
Bambang Esti Marsono, Director of Brantas Abipraya, said the five projects are the Bajulmati Dam (East Java), Bendung Gerak Sembayat (East Java), Titab (Bali), Pandan Duri (Lombok), and Jatibarang Reservoir (Central Java).
The company plans to increase revenue contribution from the dam projects, in line with government’s plan to increase the capacity of national raw water supply until 2015 by developing 20 priorities reservoirs.
The projects include the reservoirs of Simeme Lau (North Sumatra), Jatigede (West Java), Jatibarang (Central Java), Pidekso, Gondang, Kendang, Bendo (East Java), Jabung Ring Dike, Gonggang, Bajulmati, Surga (Bali), Titab, Tanju Mila (West Nusa Tenggara), Mujur, Pandansari Dam, Kolhua, Mbay (East Nusa Tenggara), Marangkayu, Lambakan and Teritip in East Kalimantan.
According to Bambang, the five dam projects will be done with a multiyears scheme. Four of the projects are targeted for completion in 2014 and the Pandan Duri dam will be completed in 2013.
Meanwhile, the Bajulmati Dam in Banyuwangi, East Java will start development in the second semester 2012, with investment worth Rp 240 billion. The dam is expected to supply irrigation water in the region.
Mohammad Hasan, Director General of Water Resources, Ministry of Public Works, said the dam development projects are intended to support the achievement of food self-sufficiency target through national rice production surplus of 10 million tons in 2014.
Hasan said the construction of Bajulmati dam is expected to increase rice production in the Banyuwangi and Situbondo areas and improve the living standards of local communities with adequate clean water.
The Bajulmati dam will supply clean water needs of 110 liters per second, which will be allocated to 18 thousand households at 50 liters per second and 60 liters per second for ports and industry. Water from the dam will also be utilized to irrigate agricultural areas of ??1,800 hectares and micro hydro power plant with a capacity of 350 kilowatts.