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Jum'at, 18 April 2014

Berita

ELECTRICITY

Next Year, PLN will be Ready to Develop PLTA Jatigede and Merangin

JAKARTA. PT State Electricity Enterprise (PLN Persero) will be ready to develop Hydro Electric Power (PLTA) Jatigede, Sumedang and PLTA Merangin, Bengkulu next year.

This was stated by the Director of Planning and Technology PLN, Nasri Sebayang in Panel Discussion of Pra Indo-Hydro, in the office of Ditjen EBTKE. “Kerinci and Merangin will be ready to develop,” he says. PLTA Waduk Jatigede, Sumedang has been pioneered in 1970, which was meant to irrigate 90 thousand hectare (ha) of farms, avoid floods in risky areas such as Indramayu and Cirebon.

Besides, it could also supply raw water to drink 3500 liter per second and produce electricity 110 MW. However, to produce overall electricity is being handled by PLN. Initially, the construction program of Waduk Jatigede is 10 years, but its implementation is accelerated so it only needs 6 years, by funding from two resources: loan of Chinese BUMN US$144,067 million, while the rest is from State Budget (APBN).

The total value of the project is US$239,573 by using contractors from Indonesia; Wika, Waskita and PP together with China Sinohydro Corp. Related to operation, Ministry of Public Works (PU) delayed the finishing target of Waduk Jatigede, from 2012 becoming 2014, with self-irrigation target could start from October 1st, 2013. The reason is not only land auction which leaves 1305 Ha, but also this mega project also has to coordinate with Chinese company, Sinohydro Corp.

Up to December 31st, 2009, the land auction for Waduk Jatigede only reached 4.946 Ha. Only 26 % is not yet released, it is equivalent to 1.306 Ha which consists of 130 Ha of citizens’ land and 1.176 Ha of substitute land for sub-merged forest areas. But, in its progress, the citizens’ data and houses in the location of Waduk’s pool candidate increased. In this area, new houses are immediately mushrooming, unoccupied but are claimed to be replaced. Because of this problem, the investment is predicted to explode because house auction has to pay compensation Rp 600 billion.

In the location of Waduk Jatigede, there are 42 sites/cultural preservation which have to be moved. Technical study of Archeologist from Archeology Hall Bandung is just done to 15 sites/cultural preservation. Up to the end of last year, 5 sites were moved from its place. (AK)

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