Surabaya government prepares flood management strategy for affected areas
Surabaya (ANTARA) – The governor of Surabaya, Eri Cahyadi, underlined that the city government has prepared a strategy to solve the flooding problems which afflict several areas of the city.
Several major efforts have been made to address the flooding issues, including working on water reservoirs, installing culverts, building bridges, and beginning causeway construction.
“We have been able to deal with the floods in the Karangpoh area, and there is only one flood affected area left. Hopefully it won’t be flooded again,” Cahyadi noted in Surabaya in the east. of Java, Saturday.
In addition to Karangpoh area, the city government dealt with flooding in Gayungsari, Ahmad Yani, Ketintang, Wiyung, Dharmawangsa and Panglima Suderman areas.
Cahyadi is optimistic that during the next rainy season, these areas would be free from flooding or puddles.
“I hope that during the rainy season, the city will be able to control flood-prone areas according to our plans,” he added.
Meanwhile, Village Community Empowerment Agency (LPMK) Chief of Karangpoh Village, Surabaya, Dwi Siswanto noted that Darmo Indah Asri Street, Darmo Indah Sari Street, Tubanan Street, Gadel Sari Praja Street and East Gadel Street were five flood-prone areas in Karangpoh.
“The city government was able to solve the problem of flooding in these areas. Residents were no longer experiencing flooding,” he noted.
He also pointed out that several strategies to speed up the flood management efforts have been put in place by the government, such as the construction of a one-hectare water reservoir in the Tubanan area to manage the floods that are coming. usually occur in Darmo Indah Sari and Darmo Indah Asri streets.
“A valve in the reservoir controls the flow of water. As a result, residents of Karangpoh and Tandes villages have no longer experienced flooding,” Siswanto said.
Further, he noted that the city government has installed culverts on Tubanan Street and started the construction works of the bridge on Gadel Sari Praja Street.
“In the past, floods happened on Gadel Sari Praja Street because the water could not be absorbed, so the government planned to build a bridge,” he added.
In mid-September 2022, the city government will also carry out flood management works on East Darmo Indah Street.
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