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SEVEN IRRIGATION NATIONAL STRATEGIC EXPANDING 67.000 HECTARE IRRIGATION AREA

Jakarta – The Ministry of Public Works and Housing (MPWH) targets the construction of a new development of 1 million hectareirrigationarea and rehabilitates around 3 million hectares irrigationareain the 2015-2019.President Joko Widodo has put the national food security as one of the national development agenda namelyNawaCita.

Presidential Regulation Number 56 of 2018 concerning the Second Amendment to Presidential Regulation Number 3 of 2016 concerning the Acceleration of the Implementation of National Strategic Projects (NSP) listed 6 irrigation NSPsis currently under construction. Previously there were seven irrigation NSPs served the total agricultural land area of 67,388 hectares.One of the seven NSPs Irrigation System which isWay Umpu Irrigation Scheme in Lampung Province has been completed.  Way Umpuirrigation was built since 2013 with a service area of 7,500 hectares and a 6 km supply channel.

Other six NSPs is now on going constructed, which are the new development of Jambo Aye Kananand LhokGuciirrigation scheme in Aceh Province, Lematangirrigation schemein South Sumatra Province, Leuwigoongirrigation schemein West Java Province, and Baliase irrigation scheme in South Sulawesi Provincethen the rehabilitationofGumbasairrigation schemein Central Sulawesi Province.

BasukiHadimulyono, the Minister of Public Works and Housing explained, “Construction of dams will be followed by construction of irrigation networks or called premium irrigation. Thus, damsconstruction that being built with high investment willgive great benefits wherewater will flow to the farmers’ fields”.NSPs that are targeted for completion in 2018 are Irrigation Scheme ofJambo Aye Kanan and Leuwigoong. Construction of an irrigation network in Jambo Aye Kananwill irrigate an area of 3,028 hectares with the progress of around 55.5%.

Construction theirrigation networkofLematang will irrigate an area of 3,000 hectares agriculture areawith the progress of construction now around 68.81%. Construction of the irrigation network ofLeuwigoong will irrigate an area of 5,313 hectares where the progress now has reached 98.05%. While the other PSNs are in LhokGuci, Gumbasa and Baliase are targeted for completion in 2019.

Construction of an irrigation network in LhokGuci will irrigate an area of 18,542 hectares with progress of 51.61%.Rehabilitation of irrigation networks in Gumbasa will irrigate an area of 8,180 hectares with a progress of 51.10%.  The last is construction of weirand irrigation networks in Baliase, which is the largest of the six NSPs, will irrigate an area of 21,825 hectares where the progress now has reached38.28%.

Beside of the seven NSPs, the MPWH also give attention to the other irrigation system in Indonesia. The Directorate General of Water Resources trough SerayuOpakRiver Basin Organization is currently rehabilitated and reconstructed the KamijoroWeirin Bantul Regency, Yogyakarta. The construction progress now has reached 57,54%. Located at the Progo River, the weir is expected to increase agricultural yield in the Bantul area which irrigates 2,370 hectares of rice fields.Aside from being an irrigation water source, this Kamijoro weir also supply raw water needs to support drinking water supply for 150 thousand people in Yogyakarta.

INDONESIA LAUNCH ONE MAP OF IRRIGATION AREA SUPPORTING THE NATIONAL FOOD SECURITY

Mohammad Mazid Director of Irrigation and LowLand-Ministry of Public Works and Housing (MPWH) signed the One Map of DIY Province Irrigation Area

Jakarta, The Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia launched a One Map of Irrigation Area for the Special Province of Yogyakarta. The One Map of Irrigation Areais a spatial data provision to support the irrigation system developmentand answer the challenges of irrigation management for food security.

One Map of Irrigation Area for the Special Province of Yogyakartawas launched and signed by the representative of Ministry of Public Works and Housing (MPWH), Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, Ministry of Home Affairs, Geospatial Information Agency, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial Planning, National Aeronautics and Space Agency (LAPAN) and DI Yogyakarta Provincial Government.

All the institution that signed the One Map of Irrigation Area has coordinated and provide the information needed, LAPAN provide the satellite imagery, BIG provide the rice fieldmaps, MPWH support for irrigation scheme maps for the national authority for River Basin Organization of SerayuOpak, and Local Government support for province and districtsirrigation scheme maps. This map covering 3 national authority irrigation scheme, 41 province authority irrigation scheme, and 1,386 district authorityirrigation scheme. The DIY province has become a good pilot project as the completion of the maps finished just in 4 months.

Several agreements were taken as a result of map synchronizationprocess. The first,workflow diagrams established in DI Yogyakarta Province will be used as an example for the development of Irrigation Area Map in other area. Second, one map of irrigation areawill be used as a reference forthe preparation and implementation of irrigation management policies. Third, the overlapping between institutional authority of irrigated scheme will be resolved through the approach of hydrological of the irrigation system. Then the fourth,the geospatial agencyand other relevant institution has agreed on the methodology of calculating  area of irrigation area and will be used as a reference for other irrigation area calculation.

In 2017, One Map of Irrigation Areawas focused for the special region of Yogyakarta, and in 2018 the developing of One Map of Irrigation Areais targeted for 14 rice granary province in Indonesia and will be continuedfor the establishment of a map of national Irrigation Area. Hopefully, the establishing of One Map of Irrigation Areawill support the acceleration of providing basic need for the Indonesia, especially for the food sector.

INDONESIA ATTENDING THE WORLD IRRIGATION FORUM 2018

Jakarta, agriculture becomes a strategic commodity for national food security in Indonesia.President Joko Widodo has put the national food security as one of the national development priority agenda called NawaCita.The Ministry of Public Works and Housing has a commitment to support this goal by targeting in 2015-2019 developing 65 dams covering the completion of 16 dams and developing 49 new dams to increase water storage capacity.

The purpose of the development is to ensure water supply to the 14 national centres of rice productions.Furthermore,1 million new irrigation network will be developed, in line with the modernization for the existing irrigation scheme.The Minister, BasukiHadimuljono, said,”Today, from 7,3 million Ha rice field, only 11% irrigated by dam water supply. Once the 65 dams finished, it will increase to 19-20%”.

The development of dams will be continued with developing of the irrigation system, the government will make sure that the farmer will be adequate with enough water.Realizing the importance of enhancing knowledge on innovation and sharing experiences, the Government of Indonesia participated in the 69th ICID Meeting which took place over six days on 12-17 August 2018 in the City of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

The International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) is an international commission that discusses irrigation and drainage. This commission was founded in 1950, and the professional network has spread across 80 countries. A total of 500 delegates from all over the world were present at this event to discuss innovative and sustainable water farming management and explore existing challenges from each climate of change, where the results of the discussions will be applied in each member country.

 

The Indonesia delegation of this forum are the representatives of Ministry of Public Works and Housing (MPWH), The National Development Planning Agency/Bappenas,TheCoordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, and selected members of the Indonesian National Committee on Irrigations and Drainage (INACID).Together with the INACID participant also present the Expert Council IwanNursyirwanDiar, Director of Bappenas Irrigation and Irrigation, Abdul Malik Sadat Idris and Assistant Deputy for Water Resources Infrastructure, Ministry of Economy, Muhammad Zaenal Fatah and Indonesian Consul General in Toronto, and Leonard Felix Hutabarat.The Indonesian delegation was led by Adang Saf Ahmad from the Ministry of Public Works and Housing.

“Through the Word Irrigation Forum, we can share information on how to manage irrigation and drainage. We can adopt this new knowledge to answer irrigation and drainage issues in Indonesia to improve irrigation efficiency and modernizing irrigation,”Adang explained.

After the opening ceremony, (12/8), a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between INACID and China Taiwan’s Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (CTCID) regarding the cooperation in agriculture and rural development in the irrigation and drainage sector.

Furthermore, Indonesia delegation also proposed the 70th ICID forum held in Bali in 2019. (Gtv)

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