Indonesia builds 3.6km tidal embankment in Central Java top combat flooding

JAKARTA: Indonesia is underway with the construction of a 3.6-kilometre-long tidal embankment in Semarang, Central Java, with a budget of 386 billion rupiah or about RM111 million.

Located in Tambak Lorok fishing village, the project aims to mitigate tidal floods over the next three decades, according to President Joko Widodo (pic).

"The embankment is set to be completed by August. Its success could potentially lead to similar projects in other vulnerable coastal areas,” he said during a site inspection on Tuesday (June 18).

According to the Presidential Secretariat statement, the project is currently 85 per cent complete and is expected to conclude by August 2024, including the restructuring of fishing villages.

The project includes the construction of a 20-hectare seawall and two retention ponds to reduce flood risks, along with two pump houses capable of pumping 3×500 litres per second each.

Implemented in two phases, the initiative initially secured the dockyard during its first phase (2016-2017).

The ongoing second phase (2022-2024) aims to safeguard residential areas, social facilities and public amenities surrounding Tambak Lorok. - Bernama

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