Anticipating tidal flooding, sea dyke at Tanjung Mas Port repairs completed early

Semarang – PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Persero) Regional 3 has completed the repair and rebuilding of the sea wall belonging to PT Lamicitra which collapsed for some time. The construction of the sea dyke was completed faster than the specified target, the company said Monday (15/8).

Regional Head 3 of Pelindo, Ardhy Wahyu Basuki, said that the construction of the sea wall is approximately 350 meters in an area owned by PT Lamicitra.

“The construction was completed on August 3, 2022. This is faster than the initial target, which is estimated to be completed by the end of August 2022. This shows Pelindo’s commitment to participate in protecting coastal areas. Especially the industrial area and worker safety in the Tanjung Emas area, to be free from the threat of tidal flooding,” he said.

The wall construction, Basuki added, covers an area of ​​22.70 meters of the north side of the embankment, 33 meters of the south side of the embankment, and 275 meters of area. ”The work has been completed 100 percent physical progress and connected. The entire work includes excavation, construction of well foundations and bored pile foundations, as well as construction of embankment walls with a top elevation of +3.2 mLWS,” he said.

Basuki said that from the beginning the company was very concerned about various potential disasters in the Pelindo Regional 3 work area, one of which was tidal flooding. ”This is related to the economic activity of a region. Most importantly, the safety of the workers in our area. For this reason, we are trying to make this construction complete quickly,” he said.

Pelindo also took a number of anticipatory steps with disaster mitigation, after the announcement from the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) regarding the prediction of the occurrence of high tides or sea level rise on a number of coasts in Indonesia next week.

He said these steps have become part of his team’s routine Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), in response to the BMKG’s appeal. Pelindo has also provided disaster response training to the officers. If at any time a disaster occurs such as a tidal flood.

”We really consider every announcement or appeal about various potential disasters in our work area. Therefore, we routinely ensure the readiness of existing infrastructure and human resources. In order to respond in disaster situations and conditions,” said Basuki.

Several disaster mitigation steps were taken, namely by alerting pumping machines and cleaning all drainages and waterways in the port area. He said this step is an initial effort in the process of mitigating the possibility of tidal flooding in the port area.

”We have also coordinated with a number of related agencies such as BMKG, BPBD, and also the Regional Government to prepare an initial scheme for handling, in the event of a tidal disaster. Communication between agencies must be maintained regularly, so that later disaster management can be carried out systematically and quickly,” said Basuki. (Hartatik)

Photo banner: The process of repairing and rebuilding the sea wall belonging to PT Lamicitra, which collapsed for some time, has been completed in its entirety since August 3, 2022. (Source: Dok Pelindo)

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