To step up quality and performance of PDAM, the BPPSPAM evaluated the conducting of SPAm through Perum Jasa Tirta I and Jas Tirta II. “The focus of BPPSPAM in 2015 was to guard PDAM with less health category and healthy PDAM category to be healthy. Further to safeguard PDPAM with healthy category to grow and step up public service. “Head of BPPSPAM, Ministry of Public Works Tamin M Zakaria stated in Jakarta.
Furthermore Tamin stated that the evaluation was implementation of Perpres 29 year 2009 which mentioned there were 5 PDAM which had investment credit of Rp582.9 billion. The five PDAM were of the regency of Ciamis, Bogor, Lombok Timur, Malang and Banjarmasin.
Beside there were 6 other PDAM which would be proposed to the Ministry to Finance to be given credit amounting to Rp. 951 billion. However today the credit was lot liquidated yet. The 6 PDAM were in Denpasar, Palopo, Cilacap, Giri Menang, Banyumas, and Buleleng. Total investment came to Rp. 951.2 billion.
Furthermore the quality of water of PDAM Drinking Water Company depended on the quality to tapped water. Today the quality of water in Jakarta was not perfect due to high population that caused pollution and vast volume of water pumping. The water sucking caused land surface to continuously sink. In Penjaringan each year land surface sank by 12 cm” he added.
Worsening quality of water was also due to global warming which caused water surface to be unclear. To overcome the problem the Government had built several projects, i.e. Jatiluhur Water Reservoir [SPAM] phase I of which part of the water was pipelined to North Jakarta were the condition of water was worst. “Soon more would be built” Tamin remarked that beside the SPAM project in Jatiluhur there would also be building of water reservoir for Jakarta and Banten. (SS)
Business News - October 15, 2014