PT PP (Persero) Tbk, one of the leading, largest, and leading construction and investment companies in Indonesia (“PTPP”) has successfully completed the construction of the Way Sekampung Dam located in Lampung Province. The dam construction project was officially inaugurated by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, which was symbolically marked by a procession of turning the lever and signing the inscription. The inauguration ceremony was also attended by Novel Arsyad as President Director, Yul Ari Prauraharjo as Operations Director for Infrastructure, Pande Ketut as SVP Infrastructure Division 2, and Yuyus Juarsa as PTPP SVP Corporate Secretary. In addition, the inauguration ceremony was also attended by Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Minister of BUMN Erick Thohir, Minister of PUPR Basuki Hadimuljana, Governor of Lampung Province Arinal Djunaidi, Governor of South Sumatra Province Herman Deru, Regent of Pringsewu Sujadi Saddat, etc. The inauguration ceremony was held at the Way Sekampung Dam project site, Lampung on Thursday (02/09) by implementing strict Covid-19 health protocols.
PTPP together with several BUMN Karya and other contracting companies were trusted by the Ministry of PUPR to work on the construction of the Way Sekampung Dam located in Pringsewu Regency, Lampung Province. The Way Sekampung Dam is one of the National Strategic Projects (“PSN”) carried out with an implementation period of 5 (five) years on a multi-year basis starting from 2016 to 2021. The dam, which is located in Pringsewu Regency, has a water capacity of 68.06 million cubic meters and inundation area of up to 800 hectares.
The presence of the Way Sekampung Dam in Lampung Province will have a positive impact on the development of Lampung City, especially in the southern part of the city. The construction of the dam will provide many benefits for the surrounding community, including: providing irrigation water for a land area of 55 thousand hectares, providing raw water of 2,482 liters per second for Bandar Lampung, Branti, and Metro City. This dam is integrated from the Batutegi Dam and flows to the Agroguruh Dam to the Margatiga Dam which is also connected to several rivers such as Way Merabung, Way Bulak whose main purpose is to help meet water needs and support water resource infrastructure. Not only that, the Way Sekampung Dam can also function as a Microhode Power Plant (PLTM) with a power of 5.4 MW, flood control, and as a conservation and tourism area so as to improve the welfare of the local community.
In a brief dialogue with PTPP President Director Novel Arsyad, President Joko Widodo expressed his praise for the work on the Way Sekampung Dam construction, "This is very good," said the President.
"We hope that this dam will provide the maximum benefit to the people of Pringsewu and its surroundings in order to support farmer productivity, help people who have difficulty with clean water, and reduce community losses due to flooding," said President Joko Widodo in his remarks at the inauguration ceremony.
The Way Sekampung dam is very much awaited by the people of Lampung Province because in addition to helping meet water needs and supporting water resource infrastructure, the presence of the dam is also useful as water tourism and environmental conservation in the Pringsewu Regency and its surroundings so as to increase economic growth around and create new job opportunities. The dam construction work was not stopped during the Covid-19 pandemic, which was done to maintain the PSN project completion target and maintain the sustainability of the Indonesian economy. PTPP is very proud to have been entrusted by the Government through the Ministry of PUPR to build the Way Sekampung Dam and complete the construction on time. PTPP hopes to continue to participate and be given the trust by the Government to work on infrastructure projects, especially PSN projects located throughout Indonesia.