Jokowi wants accelerated dam construction in Galang


Pres­i­dent Joko “Jokowi” Wi­dodo de­manded on Thurs­day that the Pub­lic Works and Pub­lic Hous­ing Min­istry ac­cel­er­ate the con­struc­tion of the Sei Gong Dam in Galang, Riau Is­lands, to im­prove clean water ac­cess in the archipelagic prov­ince. Jokowi and First Lady Iri­ana Wi­dodo vis­ited the con­struc­tion on the is­land, which is about 50 kilo­me­ters from Batam, ac­com­pa­nied by Riau Is­lands Gov­er­nor Nur­din Basirun and Pub­lic Works and Pub­lic Hous­ing Min­is­ter Ba­suki Hadimuljono. In Jakarta, the In­done­sian In­sti­tute of Sciences (LIPI) held a pub­lic dis­cus­sion on In­ter­na­tional Water Day and the in­sti­tute’s 50th an­niver­sary dur­ing which they re­flected on their con­tri­bu­tions to in­no­va­tions in water man­age­ment sys­tems. The in­sti­tute’s head of in­stru­men­ta­tion, Anto Tri Su­gia­rto, said water short­ages in many prov­inces could not be solved par­tially, but must be dealt with through com­pre­hen­sive ac­tion.“In­done­sia’s water cri­sis is not be­cause we have less water but be­cause it is poorly man­aged. Some places in In­done­sia have floods and droughts al­ter­nately,” he said.

dikutip dari sumber :The Jakarta Post, diakses 24 Maret