SUBANG – Subang Vice Regent Agus Maskur Rosyadi delivered a message that emphasized the existence of the Sadawarna Dam to the surrounding community. This message was conveyed to PT DAHANA’s Social and Environment Responsibility (SER) Chairperson Eman Suherman when the two met in Cibogo, on 23 December 2022.
“The Vice Regent gave directions that the Sadawarna Dam must provide added value to the surrounding community, as well as to DAHANA which has a long history with the development of Sadawarna,” said Mr Suherman.
Mr Suherman explained that earlier he just had had meeting with the Cibogo Health Center to discuss the DAHANA’s initiated stunting eradication program. Meanwhile, Vice Regent Rosyadi had just visited the Sadawarna Dam which is planned to be inaugurated by Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Tuesday, December 27, 2022.
Mr Suherman added that he had made necessary preparation to collaborate with the local community for exploration of tourism potentials in Sadawarna Dam, which is located around DAHANA’s land.
“In principle, DAHANA’s SER is ready to make the most of the Sadawarna Dam for the benefit of the surrounding community,” said Mr Suherman.
As is well known, the construction of the Sadawarna Dam began with a piece of land that was released by DAHANA to the government. The Sadawarna Dam was included in the National Strategic Project (PSN) in the Water Resources Sector launched by the Government of Joko Widodo since 2017.
The Sadawarna Dam has the capacity to accommodate 44.61 million m3 of irrigation for an area of 4,500 hectares in Subang, Sumedang and Indramayu Regencies. The dam is expected to help improve agriculture in Subang which has so far relied on rainfed methods which is only available once a year.
Apart from that, there are various kinds of economic potentials with the existence of the Sadawarna Dam, including new tourism potential, fishery potential, and of course the domino effect arising from opening of new jobs.