"Several of the infrastructure projects that we target to be completed in 2022 include nine dams, which are Ciawi, Sukamahi, Margatiga, Sadawarna, Lolak, Semantok, Tamblang, Beringinsila, and Kuwil Kawangkoan," Director General of Public Works and Housing Infrastructure Financing at the Ministry, Herry Trisaputra Zuna, stated during a webinar here on Wednesday.
Zuna noted that the construction of a highway, with a total length of 421 km; the 64-km section one of the Indralaya-Muara Enim intersection, a 16-km section two of Semarang-Demak, and 12-km section two of Ciawi-Sukabumi were also targeted to be completed next year.
In 2022, the ministry will also commence work on several strategic projects.
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"In 2022, work will be started on several strategic projects, such as building six new dams, including Cijurey and Cibeet in West Java, Kedunglanggar in Central Java, and Kolhua in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT)," he pointed out.
Other strategic projects that will commence next year are the construction of flood controllers, which are the Bekasi River in West Java and Bogowonto River in Central Java.
Thereafter, road construction in 2022 will include the Manado Outer Ring Road III in North Sulawesi and Membramo-Elelim roadway in Papua. A bridge and an overpass, such as the Teluk Buton-Kalrik bridge in Riau Islands and Kopo Overpass in West Java, are added to the list.
The PUPR Ministry's work program in 2022 will be in accordance with the government's work agenda next year, which is economic recovery and structural reform, with seven national priorities.
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Through several adjustments to the work program, the ministry's budget cap for the 2022 fiscal year is set at Rp100.59 trillion that includes employee operational expenditure at Rp3.12 trillion, goods operational expenditure at Rp2.51 trillion, education budget at Rp4.56 trillion, and non-operational expenditure at Rp90.40 trillion.
As a follow up to the ministry's 2022 program plan, the budget is allocated for the development of water resource infrastructure at Rp41.23 trillion, connectivity at Rp39.70 trillion, resident settlements at Rp12.15 trillion, housing amounting to Rp5 trillion, and management support and other technical tasks at Rp2.15 trillion.
Furthermore, the Ministry of PUPR has implemented a housing financing program, with a total budget of Rp28.2 trillion and cash for work (PKT), with a total budget ceiling of Rp13.91 trillion.
The cash for work program in 2022 focuses on community empowerment that is based on self-management and a contractual basis that is expected to absorb a workforce of more than 661 thousand people.
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