PT DAHANA helped construct a 200-meter wave barrier embankment in Legonwetan village, Legonkulon District, Subang Regency. DAHANA’s Social and Environmental Responsibility (SER) Supervisor Enok Eliyah directly led the construction of the embankment on Monday 18 December 2023.
Miss Zeliyah said that provision of embankments is a manifestation of the Company’s commitment to the welfare, safety and security of the communities around the company. The embankment is expected protect residents from the tidal floods which regularly threaten residents on the north coast of Subang.
“Every year, especially from December to February, the people of Legonkulon face the threat and problem of tidal floods. This has certainly caused huge losses to society. “Therefore, we are providing assistance in building temporary tidal embankments in hoping it can significantly reducing the flooding that the community has been experiencing,” said Miss Eliyah.
The construction of temporary embankments for prevention of the effect of tidal floods is a continuation of programs that have been implemented by DAHANA previously, such as planting mangroves along the north coast of Subang. In 2020, DAHANA also provided for construction of similar constructing tidal embankments.
As reported by Subang Office for Natural Disaster Mitigation, in 2022, tidal floods submerged a total of 953 residential units in Mayangan and Legonwetan villages. 594 housing units were in Mayangan Village and the remaining 359 houses were in Legonwetan Village. The residential areas were inundated with flood of 40 to 80 centimeters deep.
The flood, apart from houses, also submerged public facilities such as roads, schools and a number of public facilities. Economic, educational and public health activities have also become victims of high sea waves on the north coast of Subang.
“As a company operating in Subang Regency, DAHANA wants to progress and develop together with the community. DAHANA is committed to responding to various problems of Subang residents, especially in the environmental, education and economic sectors. By preventing tidal floods, it is hoped that people can carry out their activities as usual, improving the economy without fear of the threat of flooding,” said Miss Eliyah.