Reducing Flood Risk in North Aceh, Abipraya Boosts Keureuto Dam to Complete Next Year66

06 June 2022

Jakarta, June 6, 2022 - PT Brantas Abipraya (Persero) which is a State-Owned Enterprise (BUMN) targets the construction of the Keureuto Dam to be completed next year. Currently, the dam, which is located in North Aceh Regency, has a physical progress of 65.63 percent. As a National Strategic Project (PSN), the main function of this dam is to collect water from the Krueng Keureuto River.

"The Keureuto Dam has a capacity of 215.94 million per cubic meter and has a special flood capacity of around 30.39 million cubic meters, so that later this dam will be able to reduce flood discharge up to a 50-year return period in the North Aceh area," said Miftakhul Anas, Secretary Brantas Abipraya Company.

Anas added that the Keureuto Dam will also be used to provide irrigation water capable of irrigating an area of ​​9,420 hectares. So that it can be ascertained that the water needs of the community around the Keureuto Dam can be met. Not without reason, this dam will provide raw water with a capacity of 0.5 cubic meters per second.

In addition, Abipraya, which is a BUMN Karya champion in water infrastructure, has also built facilities that have added value to Keureuto. The dam, which will become the largest dam in Sumatra, can later be used as a 6.34 MW hydroelectric power plant (PLTA). It is hoped that the existence of this dam can help support irrigation productivity in North Aceh and its surroundings.

For additional information, apart from completing the Keureuto Dam, Brantas Abipraya is also working on several dam and irrigation projects included in the PSN, whose locations are spread across the country. Among them are Sepaku Semoi Dam which is a dam supporting raw water and food security in IKN, East Kalimantan, the highest dam in Indonesia, namely Bener Dam located in Purworejo-Central Java, Semantok Dam in Nganjuk, East Java which will be the longest dam in Southeast Asia. , and the Ciawi Dam in West Java, which is the first dry dam in Indonesia.

In addition to providing added value to the area around the dam built by Brantas Abipraya, the work on water resources infrastructure that is currently being worked on and has been completed is an answer to the challenges of climate change that are currently being faced. As is well known, this causes water shortages in the prolonged dry season and high rainfall which can lead to flooding.

Not only repairing dams with superior infrastructure, through its subsidiary, Brantas Energi, Brantas Abipraya also supports the development of New and Renewable Energy (EBT) in Indonesia through the construction and operation of several Mini-hydro Power Plants (PLTM) and Solar Power Plants (PLTM). PLTS).

"The construction of dams and power plants is very important, this is also a commitment by Brantas Abipraya to always be present for Indonesia in preparing infrastructure to support the Government in overcoming the challenges of global climate change. Through the dam, we can increase agricultural productivity, make it easier for the surrounding community to obtain clean water that is useful for the benefit of the community, and improve the community's economy," concluded Anas.