28 December 2021
PTPP Completes Pidekso Dam Construction in Wonogiri
PT PP (Persero) Tbk (“PTPP”) has successfully completed the construction of the Pidekso Dam project located in Wonogiri Regency, Central Java Province. The dam construction project was inaugurated directly by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, which was symbolically marked by a procession of pressing the siren button and signing an inscription. During the inauguration, President Joko Widodo was accompanied by Minister of Cabinet Secretary of the Republic of Indonesia Pramono Anung, Minister of Investment of the Republic of Indonesia Bahlil Lahadalia, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimoeljono, Governor of Central Java Ganjar Pranowo, Regent of Wonogiri Joko Sutopo, President Director of PTPP Novel Arsyad, and Director of Operations for Infrastructure Yul Ari Pramuraharjo. The inauguration ceremony was held at the Pidekso Dam location, Central Java on Tuesday (28/12).
The Pidekso Dam, which is owned by the Ministry of PUPR, has a total contract value of Rp. 739 billion of which construction began in 2014 and could be completed 12 months earlier than the target. This dam has a storage capacity of 25 million cubic meters with an inundation area of 232 hectares. Pidekso Dam has a height of 44 meters. The presence of the Pidekso Dam is expected to reduce flooding from 349 cubic meters per second to 311 cubic meters per second. In addition, the presence of the dam can be used to irrigate an area of 1,500 hectares and produce raw water of 300 liters per second. Not only that, the dam which is located on the Bengawan Solo River can also be used as a tourism destination in Wonogiri Regency.
President Joko Widodo emphasized that if the Indonesian people want food independence, food sovereignty, and food security to be achieved, then reservoirs are the key.