The Water Question in Indonesia
Amsterdam, June 29 2022– Indonesia announced seven new water supply and waste water treatment projects worth a total of $1.9 billion and may present significant export opportunities for EU companies.
Indonesia has a population of over 268 million people but the majority do not have access to piped water and are dependent on river water or bottled water.
For the 20% of the population that has a water main connection, the quality of the municipal water supply is low, and drinking tap water is discouraged.
Nearly 28 million Indonesians lack safe water.
The National Medium-Term Development Plan sets the lofty goal of reaching 100% universal access to drinking water and sanitation services — up from 72.04% and 76.92% respectively in 2017.
Water Supply and Waste Water Treatment Projects in 2020 List of Planned Priority External Loans:
1) The Development of Regional Water Supply System in Wosusokas (U.S. $133 million budget).
Water processing installation with water outtake capacity of 750 liters per second, a 73,800 main distribution network and 60,000 units of house connections (240,000 people) which can provide services that comply with the four principles of quality, quantity, continuity and affordability.
2) Regency Settlement Infrastructure Development (U.S. $105 million budget).
Construction of green infrastructure development in peri-urban area including water supply, wastewater, solid waste, road drainage, and green belt components.
3) Jenelata Dam Construction Project in South Sulawesi Province (U.S. $300 million budget).
For irrigation of an area of 24,000 hectares, to reduce flood discharge, to provide a raw water supply, and to generate 10.9 MW of electricity.
4) Riam Kiwa Multipurpose Dam Construction Project in South Kalimantan Province (U.S. $250 million budget).
For irrigation of an area of 1,800 hectares, to reduce flood discharge, to provide a raw water supply, and to generate 0.92 MW of electricity.
5) Lambakan Dam Project in East Kalimantan Province (U.S. $547 million budget).
For irrigation of an area of 23,000 hectares, to reduce flood discharge, to provide a raw water supply, and to generate 19.44 MW of electricity.
6) Pelosika Multipurpose Dam Construction Project in Southeast Sulawesi Province (U.S. $352 million).
For irrigation of an area of 22,764 hectares, to reduce flood discharge, to provide a raw water supply, and to generate 20 MW of electricity.
7) Karian Dam-Serpong Water Conveyance System in Jakarta and Banten Province (U.S. 257 million budget). For supply of raw water and piped water service in areas that serve 4 million inhabitants and establish 800,000 new connections.
Indonesia’s Ministry of National Development Planning’s 2019 Public Private Partnership Book listed many water infrastructure projects. The PPP Book is usually updated once every 1-2 years:
1. Drinking Water Development Program ($696.3 million)
2. Development of Wastewater Management Program ($3,557.8 million)
- a. Community Based Sanitation Program (SANIMAS)
- b. Jakarta Sewerage Development Project – Zones 1 & 6
- c. Development of Sewage Treatment Facilities in Priority Areas
- d. Sewerage System Development in Indonesia
- e. Upscaling Wastewater Management & Treatment System in Bali
- f. Optimization of Wastewater Treatment in Bandung
3. Development and Management of Irrigation Program ($1,368.9 million)
4. Provision and Management of Bulk Water Supply Program ($621.9 million)
5. Dam Development Program ($1,964.9 million)
6. Mitigation of Water Hazards Program ($874.2 million)
7.Management of Water Resources Infrastructure Program ($400.0 million)
The biggest Expo for the water, wastewater and recycling technology sector in Indonesia is the IndoWater Trade Show at Jakarta Convention Center.
It is where water supply & sewerage companies, consultants, contractors, wastewater treatment professionals and decision makers look for cost-effective solutions and technology and build valuable partnerships.
Another place to look for partners is the Indonesia Water Supply Association (PERPAMSI), which is made up of 425 water utilities, including 383 local municipal water utilities (PDAM). PERPAMSI focuses on improving members’ performance and connecting business players to participate in water services development.