Government continues construction of drinking water facilities at IKN Nusantara

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The dam is intended to support water and food security as well as prepare for the relocation of the new capital which is expected to be completed in 2023

Penajam (ANTARA) – Drinking water support facilities in Sepaku Sub-district, Penajam Paser North District, East Kalimantan continue to be constructed as part of construction requirements for the new capital of the State (IKN) Nusantara.

“Construction works of drinking water facilities to meet the needs of IKN Nusantara are continuing,” Assistant II for Economy and Development of the Regional Secretariat of the Northern District of Penajam Paser, Ahmad Ahmad, said on Monday. Usman.

The construction of the dam, with a budget of Rp676.726 billion, in Sepaku sub-district continues to be spearheaded by the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) and has entered the physical development phase.

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The Sepaku-Semoi dam, comprising a dam body covering an area of ​​36 hectares and a flooded area of ​​342 hectares, has a capacity of 11.6 million cubic meters, with a water flow rate of 2,500 liters per second. , Usman revealed.

The areas of Sepaku sub-district that are included in the development project for the construction of the dam include the villages of Tengin Baru and Sukomulyo, while the area of ​​Argomulyo village is affected by the development project of the dam areas. flooding of the dam.

“The dam is intended to support water and food security as well as prepare for the relocation of the new capital which is expected to be completed in 2023,” Usman said.

The PUPR ministry is also constructing other supporting infrastructure for drinking water supply in Sepaku sub-district, especially the water intake and river transport pipeline network, with an area of ​​about 14 .8 hectares and a financing of 364 billion rupees.

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The water intake and river transport pipeline, with a capacity of three thousand liters per second, will be located at the border of the villages of Sepaku, Sukaraja and Bukit Raya.

“The acquisition of land for the construction of the intake and river transport pipelines is being processed and the compensation amount is expected to be paid this year. Preparations for the physical labors have begun,” Usman remarked.

The construction budget to support drinking water supply in Sepaku sub-district comes from the state budget.

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