Bandung City Government Fully Supports the Rehabilitation of the Bojongsoang WWTP
The Bandung City Government (Pemkot) fully supports the rehabilitation of the Bojongsoang Wastewater Management Installation (IPAL). The rehabilitation of the Bojongsoang WWTP is an Integrated Citarum Wastewater Management project part of the Green Infrastructure Initiative (GII) or the Green Infrastructure Initiative, a collaboration between the Indonesian-German governments.
The Bandung City Government (Pemkot) fully supports the rehabilitation of the Bojongsoang Wastewater Management Installation (IPAL).
The rehabilitation of the Bojongsoang WWTP is an Integrated Citarum Wastewater Management project part of the Green Infrastructure Initiative (GII) or the Green Infrastructure Initiative, a collaboration between the Indonesian-German governments.
This project is part of the Citarum Harum program of one of the National Strategic Projects (PSN).
"We, the City Government, thank you for this program, this project in Bandung has an interest and benefits, this has been stated in the RPJMD 2019 2023," said the Regional Secretary for the City of Bandung, Ema Sumarna while attending a Coordination Meeting from the Coordinating Ministry for Marves and Discussion on GII activities, Thursday, June 16. 2022.
Ema said that the rehabilitation of the Bojongsoang WWTP can increase the production of clean water in the city of Bandung. Currently, according to Ema, the city of Bandung does not yet have a raw water source.
"On the one hand, Bandung does not have a raw water source. Bandung has raw water from KBB and Bandung Regency. Ideally, this raw water source exists," he said.
Ema hopes that the Bojongsoang IPAL will accommodate the need for clean water in the city of Bandung and the surrounding area.
"If domestic wastewater can be treated, it can be used for drinking and bathing, this will reduce the fragrant Citarum program," said Ema.
Meanwhile, Assistant Deputy for Watershed Management and Natural Resources Conservation at the Deputy for Environmental Management and Forestry Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment Mochamad Saleh Nugrahadi said the Rehabilitation program was a follow-up to the working visit of the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment to the Bojongsoang WWTP last year.
"This is to reduce domestic waste in the Citarum watershed," said Saleh.
He said that currently the Bojongsoang WWTP rehabilitation is still in the pre-feasibility study stage by a consultant team from GII.
To note, the Bojongsoang WWTP which handles domestic waste in the western and southern areas of the Bandung Basin in Bandung City has an area of 85 hectares.
Currently, there are 85 hectares of ponds used for wastewater treatment, covering an area of 65 hectares. The 65-hectare pond carries out processing to serve 100 thousand houses, equivalent to 500 thousand people.
Later, when technology assistance is obtained from Germany, only 5 hectares will be used for waste treatment. And if 65 hectares are used, 600 thousand houses will be served, or the equivalent of 3 million residents of the city of Bandung
So far, the existence of the Bojongsoang WWTP serves waste originating from households (domestic waste), hotels, restaurants, malls, schools, hospitals, offices, and the like.
The GII is a cutting-edge strategic bilateral initiative between the Government of Indonesia and the Federal Government of Germany.
This initiative was agreed in 2019 in Berlin which includes a 5-year financial cooperation facility (FC) worth IDR 40.7 trillion.
The cooperation is carried out to support infrastructure projects that pay attention to the environment in three main sectors or the focus of GII, namely solid waste management, water and waste water management and urban public transportation.
Currently, GII has only been operated in six provinces, including West Java, Central Java, East Java, Bali, East Nusa Tenggara and Yogyakarta.
GII is an innovative way to accelerate infrastructure projects related to environment and climate. (rob)**
Head of Discominfo Bandung
Yayan A. Brilyana