Singapore company Memiontec to treat water from Jakarta's West Flood Canal

A view of the West Flood Canal from Penjaringan district, North Jakarta.
A view of the West Flood Canal from Penjaringan district, North Jakarta. PHOTO: JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

JAKARTA (Jakarta Post/Asia News Network) - The Jakarta administration will cooperate with Singapore company Memiontec Ltd. to build a plant to treat water from the Indonesian capital's West Flood Canal.

Construction of a water processing facility will begin in a forest in Penjaringan, North Jakarta, this year is scheduled to be completed within one-and-a-half years, said Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama on Wednesday (May 25).

“In Singapore, even dirty water can be treated and can be directly consumed. We have to take a cue from Singapore,” Ahok said at Jakarta City Hall.

Meanwhile, Memiontec Indonesia director Dewi Kwek said the water treatment facility would use membrane technology to produce clean water with a consistent quality.

The water from the treatment facility will be managed by the city-owned PT Jakarta Utilitas Propertindo ( JUP ), said Ahok.

Private water operator PT PAM Lyonnaise Jaya ( Palyja ) will buy the processed water.

Ahok has requested the JUP to assist city-owned water operator PAM Jaya to produce more clean water for residents.

Jakarta suffers from a clean water shortfall of 9,000 liters per second. With this partnership, the city administration aims to reduce the shortage to 500 liters per second.