The signing of the EoL has marked the beginning of engineering services for the preparation of Pelosika Dam construction funded by a Chinese grant worth RMB28.19 million (Rp56.1 billion).
The construction of the dam will begin in 2020.
"The Chinese government has played an important role in our infrastructure development, whether in water resources or toll roads. Jatigede Dam is one example of (the development) in water resources. In future, we will build four dams, including the Pelosika Dam," Firmanti said.
Pelosika dam will have a capacity of 822.56 million cubic meters. It is also expected to supply 0.8 cubic meters per second of raw water, irrigate 22 thousand hectares of land, reduce the flood flow rate, and generate 20 MW of electricity.
The dam construction would make a positive impact on the public socially and economically, and welfare, Den Boqing said.
"We have so far had mutually beneficial cooperation. The signing of the Exchange of Letters for Pelosika Dam is a new point of our cooperation. We are looking forward to cooperation with Indonesia in other dam constructions," Boqing said.
In addition to Pelosika Dam, Indonesia has also worked with China to develop three other dams. These are the Jenelata Dam in South Sulawesi, Riam Kiwa Dam in South Kalimantan, and Lambakan Dam in East Kalimantan.
The Exchange of Letters for Jenelata and Riam Kiwa dams was signed on May 7, 2018 and they are expected to be completed by the end of 2019. (INE)
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