Jakarta,Indonesia, ABIM (9/3/2023) – The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) continues to strive to improve people’s access to proper and sustainable drinking water. One of them is through the mechanism of increasing access for urban areas through the Water Supply System (regular) and for rural areas through Community-Based Water Supply and Sanitation Program (Pamsimas) with a Cash Labor-Intensive (PKT) programs.
Minister of PUPR Basuki Hadimuljono said, in the RPJMN and Strategic Plan of the Ministry of PUPR 2020-2024, it was stated that the goal of developing seller infrastructure is to increase the fulfillment of proper and safe infrastructure.
“Pamsimas is part of the drinking water supply program. If in urban areas, they have regular SPAM or IKK, in rural areas there are Pamsimas which have been implemented 15 years ago. Currently there are around 37,000 Pamsimas units and it has served 25.9 million people,” Minister Basuki said in the 2023 Pamsimas Kick Off Meeting, Tuesday (7/3) at the PUPR Ministry Auditorium Building.
Pamsimas activities are carried out entirely by the community, starting from the planning, implementation, up to the management of building facilities by prioritizing local wisdom in each region.
“Pamsimas is a program that has militancy. The main target is in areas that don’t have water, so if they are placed in areas where there is a lot of water, they are not on target. The task of the assistants is to be able to direct the target,” Minister Basuki added.
Currently, the achievement of access to proper drinking water in Indonesia is 90%, both piped and non-piped water supply. Then the achievement of proper sanitation is 81%. The PUPR Ministry is targeting access to proper drinking water to reach 100% and 90% access to sanitation. In FY 2023, Pamsimas will be implemented from the state budget with a target of 1,063 villages/wards in Indonesia.
“Aside from being on target, managers must also be trained to ensure the operational sustainability of the Pamsimas that have been built. The PUPR Ministry also invites local governments to work together to provide drinking water to the community. Hopefully, we will be able to serve more people “Minister Basuki stated.
Chairman of Commission V DPR RI Lasarus appreciates the commitment of the PUPR Ministry to continue implementing Pamsimas until it reaches the target of 100% drinking water supply.
“On behalf of the community and Commission V of the DPR RI, we would like to thank the Ministry of PUPR for prioritizing the Pamsimas program so that drinking water can reach remote areas and all Indonesian people equally,” Lasarus explained.
Accompanying Minister Basuki, Secretary General of the Ministry of PUPR Mohammad Zainal Fatah, Director General of Bina Marga of the Ministry of PUPR Hedy Rahadian, and Director General of Cipta Karya Diana Kusumastuti.(ABIM)