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KEMENPUPR Build Tunnel to Overcome Floods in Bandung

by Sebastianus Epifany Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 15:12

BANDUNG - Floods that often hit the city of Bandung make the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (KEMENPUPR) moved quickly with plans to build a water tunnel in Curug Jompong, West Java. It is a solution to overcome the frequent flooding in the Baleendah area, Bandung.

This was revealed by the Minister of PUPR, Basuki Hadimuljono, on the sidelines of the release of ‘Gowes PU 2016’, in Bandung, last weekend. He even had met Ridwan Kamil met to discuss the flooding problem.

"Yesterday I met Ridwan Kamil (Mayor of Bandung-red) in Aceh related to the flooding problem in Bandung, he with ITB has planned construction of seven units of small ponds that have been studied and designed in order to control the flood in Bandung. The Ministry of PUPR will make a tunnel in Curug Jompong to drain water from the Citarum river, Baleendah always flooding because Curug Jompong was hampered, "said Minister Basuki, as reported from pu.go.id, today (11/29/2016).

The problem at that location, said Minister Basuki occur obstacles that cause the water does not flow to Citarum river, it resulting in the water backflow. Initially, the Ministry PUPR will immediately cut off the cliff, but there is a site so it must conduct with the tunnel design so the site will not be disrupted.

"Research and Development Center of Water Resources (Puslitbang Air) already designed that, hopefully in 2017 we can budgeting of Rp400 billions, no later than 2018 is already finished," added Minister Basuki.

In addition to the tunnels, Minister Basuki said that PUPR Ministry will also make a diversion on Cisangkuy and Cieunteung polder to handle flood in Baleendah.

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