JAKARTADAILY.ID – president joko widodo (Jokowi) inaugurated the Sadawarna Dam in Subang, Sumedang Regency, West Java, on Tuesday 27 December 2022.
This dam is the 33rd dam built by the Indonesian government.
Sadawarna Dam is one of the National Strategic Programs that can accommodate 70.98 million m3 to supply irrigation for an area of 4,284 hectares in Subang and Indramayu Regencies.
"The construction of the Sadawarna Reservoir, which began in 2018, has been completed today and we will make it official soon," said Jokowi quoted from the broadcast of the Presidential Secretariat's YouTube channel.
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Jokowi said the Sadawarna Dam spent a budget of Rp 2.065 trillion. Apart from Sumedang, this dam will also help irrigate rice fields in the Indramayu Regency area, Central Java so that it can help rice production.
"We know that Indramayu is the number one contributor to the surplus (rice) in Indonesia and we hope it will not decrease, but increase as what the Governor said earlier, from 1.3 million tons to 1.8 million tons for Indramayu Regency," he said
During the inauguration of this dam, Jokowi was accompanied by West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil and Sumedang Regent Dony Ahmad Munir. The President also expressed his gratitude to the Regent and all the people of Sumedang who gave up their water to irrigate the rice fields in Indramayu.
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"Earlier, the Regent said that he is sincere sir, sincere sir, and this reservoir with an inundation area of 680 hectares can irrigate approximately 4,280 hectares of rice fields below," he explained.
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