This is the view of the Tapin Dam by Brantas Abipraya which was recently inaugurated

19 February 2021

Tapin, 19 February 2021 - After last week, President Joko Widodo inaugurated the Tukul Dam in Pacitan, East Java, which is a dam created by PT Brantas Abipraya (Persero), yesterday the President pressed the siren button, signaling the inauguration of the Tapin Dam (18/2) which also made by this state-owned construction company in Pipitak Jaya Village, Piani District, Tapin Regency, South Kalimantan. Present at the inauguration with President Joko Widodo were Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimuljono, Chief of Presidential Staff Moeldoko and PJ Governor of South Kalimantan Safrizal ZA and President Commissioner of Brantas Abipraya, Haryadi and Bambang E. Marsono as President Director of Brantas Abipraya.

"This is a form of Brantas Abipraya's commitment, as one of the construction SOEs that supports national food and water security. This dam was built with the Upright Zonal Core Stone Heap type, with a capacity of 70.52 cubic meters. So that the Tapin Dam has the potential to provide optimal irrigation services for residents in the Tapin Regency, "said Bambang E. Marsono.

Not without reason, Bambang added that the optimality of this dam in meeting irrigation needs can be seen from the size of its coverage area, which is 5,472 hectares. The presence of this dam also has the potential for raw water, energy, flood control, and tourism which will grow the economy of the people in Tapin and around. One of the benefits has also been felt by the people of Tapin, as evidenced when South Kalimantan was hit by the floods in January, only a few Tapin areas were severely affected compared to other areas.

The existence of this dam is expected to provide raw water for the Rantau area, which is the capital of Tapin Regency by 500 liters / second, reducing flooding by 107 m3 / second, water conservation (ground water recharge), tourist destinations in the Tapin Watershed (DAS) area. , and water sources for hydropower plants of 3.30 MW.

"Hopefully this dam can provide added value to the community. Can boost food security by increasing agriculture in Tapin. Then also as a standard for drinking water and then most importantly also for energy, "said Bambang.

As one of the national strategic projects (PSN) which is the flagship of the Government, this dam also has the potential to become a recreation area that can invite many tourists. This is because the dam, whose impounding process or initial filling stage has started since October 2, 2020, has the natural beauty of the Meratus mountains as a beautiful natural attraction, so tourists can take selfies there.