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Govt to Build Hydro Power Plant in Tanjung Selor
Mbakuhau micro hydro power plant in Kamanggih, East Sumba. Tempo/Purwani Diyah Prabandari
Thursday, 12 October, 2017 | 14:56 WIB
Govt to Build Hydro Power Plant in Tanjung Selor

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The government will build a hydropower plant (PLTA) in Tanjung Selor, North Kalimantan. President Joko Widodo in his visit yesterday said that the government will build hydropower plants in Tanjung Selor and nine other regions.

“There will be a huge investment here to build PLTA. I have talked with the governor, deputy governor, Bulungan Regent; some 11,000 hectares of land has been readied,” Jokowi was quoted in the press release published by the Public Works and Public Housing Ministry Communication Bureau on October 12.

To meet the growing need for raw water in Tanjung Selor City, the Public Works Ministry is stepping up the completion of a reservoir in Tanjung Agung, Bulungan. The project will supply water to 1,600 houses and 8,000 people.

The reservoir will also help manage flood risks and is expected to be completed by 2018, costing Rp49 billion. Build on 2.1 hectares of land, the reservoir will have a capacity of 61,430 cubic meters of waters from Kayan River.

Tanjung Selor already has drink water treatment technology (IPA) in Sabanar Lama that was completed in 2015 and cost Rp7.15 billion.

Public Works Minister Basuki Hadimuljono earlier said that the government plans to revamp the region including by establishing a park on the side of Kayan River. The progress is 35 percent and is expected to complete by the end of the year, costing Rp14.6 billion.

YOHANES PASKALIS PAE DALE



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