JAKARTADAILY.ID – Indonesian Minister of Public Works and Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimuljono held a bilateral meeting with the Minister of the Environment of South Korea Han Wha-Jin, Monday, July 25, 2022.
During the meeting, Basuki expressed his appreciation for the cooperation that has existed between the two countries in the infrastructure sector.
"I thank you profusely for the continuation of the MoU and I hope to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two parties," said Minister Basuki in a press statement uploaded to the PUPR ministry's official website on Monday, July 26, 2022.
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At the implementation of The 2nd Asia International Water Week (AIWW) in Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara some time ago, an addendum to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of PUPR and the South Korean Ministry of Environment for 2022-2025 regarding Water Resources was signed.
He also expressed his gratitude for South Korea's support through the Asia Water Council so that Indonesia was chosen to host the tenth World Water Forum in 2024 which will come in Bali. Indonesia hopes for South Korea's support for the completion of the 10th WWF event.
Minister Basuki mentioned several collaborative projects that have been running, including sending 25 trainees to study smart cities in South Korea, a photovoltaic/solar panel pilot project in a dam, and the Net-Zero Clean Water Supply Infrastructure project at IKN Nusantara.
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"One of the goals of the Net-Zero Water Supply Infrastructure project at IKN Nusantara is to develop a clean water treatment plant with a capacity of 600 liters/second using water from the Sepaku Semoi Dam," said Minister Basuki.
The project is divided into 2, where the installation of 300 liters/second will be built by the Government of Indonesia itself, while the other 300 liters/second will be built by the Government of South Korea through K-Water as a grant to support the development of the Capital of the Archipelago.
Minister Basuki also hopes for support from the South Korean Ministry of Environment for the construction of IKN Nusantara whose first construction contract for the New Capital will be signed in July 2022.
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"Your support for the development of Indonesia's New Capital City will be very meaningful in our cooperation. Thank you once again for your support for the success of infrastructure development cooperation, especially in the New Capital City," said Minister Basuki.
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