The Ministry of Public Works, through aid program of the Asia Development Bank extended grant amounting to USD 600 million for Community Based Urban Sanitation Program (SPBM) as part of the support for PNPM Mandiri Urban Plan. This Government plan was based on the fact that there were still 40 million people (of Indonesia’s 240 million population) who were still below standard in terms of toilet application.
The Directorate General of Cipta Karya, Ministry of Public Works disclosed that the ADB fund would further be presented to through in the from of Direct Aid for People (BLM) though facilitation by regency administrations and municipality at central and provincial level.
The allocated fund would be used for physical development of community based sanitation facilities and accompanying consultant at national and regional level to assist on the managerial side of the project.
The USRI SPBM Program was among the Government’s effort to meet MDG’s target in sanitation, i.e. to step up sanitation services to adequate level in urban and rural areas to reach 62.41% in 2015. SPBM USRI was gradually exercised in 1,350 districts and 34 chosen regencies/cities in five provinces, i.e. Central Java, Yogyakarta, East Java, South Sulawesi and North Sulawesi. Every target location in each regency/city would receive aid worth Rp 350 thousand to serve around 70 to 100 families.
Regencies and cities which were entitled to get SPBM were regencies/cities and has attended the PPSP program of 2009-2010 and made a statement that they were interested in building community based water treatment project though participation at SPBM.
Business News - June 1, 2012