Thus, it’s going to enhance the farmers’ earnings and welfare.
Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) inaugurated the Karalloe Dam, constructed with a funds of Rp1.27 trillion, in Tompobulu Sub-district, Gowa District, South Sulawesi Province, on Tuesday.
“Alhamdulillah (all praises be to Allah), at present, the Karalloe Dam has been accomplished and is able to be inaugurated,” he remarked as monitored from the Presidential Secretariat’s YouTube channel right here on Tuesday.
Jokowi famous that the dam shall be used to irrigate seven thousand hectares of agricultural land in Jeneponto District.
“Certainly, the dam is positioned in Gowa District. Nevertheless, it’s going to profit the farmers in Jeneponto District, as seven thousand hectares of land is a really giant space,” he acknowledged.
In line with Jokowi, with the dam being constructed, farmers, who earlier solely planted rice and secondary crop — domestically often known as ‘palawija’ — every year, might henceforth develop rice twice and the secondary crop as soon as yearly.
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“Thus, it’s going to enhance the farmers’ earnings and welfare,” he affirmed.
As well as, he anticipated that the dam will scale back flooding.
“An enormous flood hit Jeneponto District in 2019. The Karalloe Dam will have the ability to scale back the chance of flooding by 49 p.c,” he acknowledged.
Along with irrigating the agricultural lands, the water saved in Karalloe Dam shall be used for working hydroelectric energy vegetation that can additional profit the neighborhood.
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“Lastly, by saying Bismillahirohmanirohim (within the title of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful), at present, I inaugurate the Karalloe Dam. Thanks,” the president famous whereas closing his speech.
Inauguration of the dam was marked by the opening of the sluice gate and the signing of an inscription by the president.
Amid his working go to to the province, President Jokowi was accompanied by Coordinating Minister for Financial Affairs Airlangga Hartarto, Agriculture Minister Syahrul Yasin Limpo, and different associated officers.
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