Will Become Flood Control in Gorontalo, Brantas Abipraya Speeds Up The Bungo Ulu Dam Construction

11 August 2022

Jakarta, August 11, 2022 - In order to support the Ministry of Public Works and People (PUPR) to address the increasing demand for water and increase preparedness for hydrometeorological disasters in Indonesia, PT Brantas Abipraya (Persero) built the Bulango Ulu Dam. Located in Bone Bulango Regency, Gorontalo Province, another benefit of this dam will also be to control flooding in the area, especially during the rainy season.

"The Bulango Ulu Dam will later dam the Mongiilo River and reduce flooding by 84.62 percent. The dam, which began construction in 2019, has an inundated area of ​​614.72 hectares, so this dam is also able to provide irrigation benefits for 4,193 hectares of rice fields," said Miftakhul Anas as Corporate Secretary of Brantas Abipraya.

Anas added, the dam which is included in the National Strategic Project (PSN) can also function as a Mini-hydro Power Plant (PLTM) of 4.96 MegaWatt (MW). The surrounding community does not need to worry about the lack of clean water, because the dam, which is targeted to be completed in 2024, will supply clean water of 2.2 cubic meters per second for Bone Bolango Regency, Gorontalo City and North Gorontalo. As a champion in the development of water infrastructure, especially dams, Brantas Abipraya believes that this dam will have a massive impact on the people of Gorontalo, and will even contribute to the national economy, particularly in strengthening national food security and sovereignty.

In the future, it is hoped that the Bulango Ulu Dam, which has a length of 358.75 meters, can also become a domestic tourist destination that can have an impact on increasing economic growth, the welfare of the people, especially local residents. Known as a State-Owned Enterprise (BUMN) with superior construction. Brantas Abipraya shows his commitment to building the country through a series of dam works spread across Indonesia. Not only the Bulango Ulu Dam, Brantas Abipraya is also currently completing the construction of the Sepaku Semoi Dam in East Kalimantan which is an infrastructure project to support the construction of the new National Capital (IKN), Bener Dam in Purworejo, Central Java, Keureuto Dam in North Aceh, Dam Semantok in Nganjuk, East Java and Ciawi Dry Dam in West Java, Sidan Dam in Bali and there are several other dams which are located in Indonesia.

“As a BUMN Karya that is committed to always being there for Indonesia, Brantas Abipraya will always support the Government in the development and development of national infrastructure. Especially in terms of strengthening national food and providing answers to the challenges of the water crisis,” concluded Anas.