The Ministry of Public Works and Housing (PUPR) in Indonesia is set to build 23 dams in 2024, marking a 54% increase in the dam construction budget from IDR 13.99 trillion in 2023 to IDR 21.56 trillion.
Bob Arthur, the Director-General of Water Resources at the Ministry of PUPR, provided a breakdown of the budget allocation. It will be used for completing 15 dams currently under construction, which are targeted for completion by the end of 2024. Additionally, seven dams are in the construction process and will continue into 2025, with one new dam set to begin construction next year.
“We must complete 15 dams by the end of 2024, marking the highest number of dam completions per year since 2015,” stated Bob.
The budget will encompass the revitalization of Lake Teloko in South Sumatra, Lake Tondano in North Sulawesi, Lake Tempe in South Sulawesi, and Lake Ayamaru in Papua.
The 15 dams targeted for completion by 2024 are as follows:
- Keureuto Dam in Aceh
- Tiga Dihaji Dam in South Sumatra
- Jlantah Dam in Central Java
- Jragung Dam in Central Java
- Bagong Dam in East Java
- Sidan Dam in Bali
- Meninting Dam in West Nusa Tenggara
- Manikin Dam in East Nusa Tenggara
- Marangkayu Dam in East Kalimantan
- Bulango Ulu Dam in Gorontalo
- Budong-Budong Dam in West Sulawesi
- Way Apu Dam in Maluku
- Leuwikeris Dam in West Java
- Rukoh Dam in Aceh
- Bener Dam in Central Java
Meanwhile, the construction of one new dam, Pelosika in North Sulawesi, and seven ongoing dam projects will see their budgets carried forward into the next fiscal year. These include Mbay Dam in East Nusa Tenggara, which commenced construction in 2021, and Jenelata Dam in South Sulawesi, which started construction in 2022.
The remaining five dams, Cibeet and Cijurey Dams in West Java, Karangnongko and Cabean Dams in Central Java, and Riam Kiwa Dam in South Kalimantan, will begin construction in 2023.
Furthermore, Bob Arthur highlighted that the overall budget for the Directorate-General of Water Resources (SDA) in 2024 amounts to IDR 47.64 trillion, allocated to support the Water Resources Resilience Program (IDR 45.09 trillion) and management support (IDR 2.54 trillion).
Under the Water Resources Resilience Program, the budget covers the construction of 4,000 hectares of irrigation areas, the rehabilitation and improvement of irrigation covering 38,000 hectares with an allocation of IDR 4.17 trillion.
Bob also mentioned the development of flood control and coastal protection spanning 58.5 kilometers, the construction of raw water infrastructure with a capacity of 2.5 cubic meters per second, and the creation of seven reservoirs and borehole wells in drought-prone areas.