JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – A few days after flood in DKI Jakarta, DKI Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan replaced the Head of the Water Resources Service.
Anies appointed the new Head of Water Resources (SDA) on Tuesday (23/2/2021).
Anies appointed Yusmada Faizal Samad, Development and Environment Assistant, as the new head of department, replacing Juaini Yusuf who was demoted as Deputy Mayor of North Jakarta.
There is great hope Anies for the new Head of SDA Office so that the SDA Office can manage water in the current rainy season.
“We both face the rainy season, especially to the Head of the Water Resources Service who has experience, if we have received the mandate, to immediately organize our strength in overcoming the rainy season. Immediately make sure our management there runs well,” he said Anies in a written statement, Tuesday (23/2/2021).
After his inauguration, Yusmada said he would try his best to control the water entering the capital’s territory.
“We control the water coming to Jakarta and revitalize the polders and build new polders,” said Yusmada. Tribunnews.com.
Yusmada said that in addition to continuing the normalization and naturalization program, he would also build a reservoir to control the flow of water coming from the upstream of the river.
“We will continue to build the flow from the upstream, we will try to control the discharge through the construction of reservoirs, (for tidal flooding) we will build a coastal embankment to continue last year,” said Yusmada.
Yusmada’s name is no stranger to the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government office. In 2017, Yusmada served as Head of the DKI Jakarta Highway Service.
Yusmada was then promoted to become Assistant for Development and Environment of the DKI Jakarta Regional Secretariat.
Four days before being appointed as Head of the SDA Agency, Yusmada issued a statement regarding the causes of flooding in a number of Jakarta areas caused by high intensity rain.
“The point is that the rain is very heavy, very evenly distributed, with intensity from heavy, very heavy, to extreme,” said Yusmada, Friday (18/2/2021).