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COVID-19 IN INDONESIA

JAKARTA – The Indonesian Government through the Task Force for the Acceleration of Handling COVID-19 recorded an increase in the number of cases cured per Sunday (26/4) to 1,107 after there were an increase of 65 people. While the case died to 743 after there were additions of 23 people. Government Press Secretary for Handling COVID-19 Achmad Yurianto asserted that COVID-19 can only be prevented by a strong discipline and a spirit of mutual cooperation carried out by all elements of the nation continuously without interruption. Yurianto invited all people to fight COVID-19 by increasing their immunity, staying patient and calm, not panicking, getting enough and regular rest, keeping a distance, using masks, and washing their hands with soap and running water. Some regions in Indonesia have implemented a Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) policy that must be obeyed by every citizen. PSSB is a limitation of certain activities in an area suspected of being infected with COVID-19. The purpose of the PSBB is to stop the spread of the virus so that it is not getting more and more widespread due to local transmission which is still happening today.

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Physical handling has also been carried out by the Indonesia Govenrment

Physical handling has also been carried out by the Indonesia Govenrment through the Ministry of Public Works and Housing by constructing an Emergency Hospital on Galang Island, Riau Islands Province & Wisma Kemayoran Atlet, DKI Jakarta Province, and continuing the construction of UGM Hospital in DI Yogyakarta Province. The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing also accelerated the realization of the Padat Karya Program (cash for work program) in 2020 with a budget of Rp 10 trillion spread across 34 Provinces. The acceleration of the Padat Karya Program is mainly to maintain people’s purchasing power and reduce unemployment amid uncertain economic conditions due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic according to President Joko Widodo’s instructions. The Padat Karya Program budget is used for 7 programs, namely the Acceleration Improvement Program for Irrigation Water Use (P3TGAI), Routine Maintenance of Roads & Bridges, Regional Socio-Economic Infrastructure Development (PISEW), structuring of Cities without Slums (KOTAKU), Waste Reduction Management Sites, Reuse, Recycle (TPS 3R), Provision of Community-Based Drinking Water and Sanitation (Pamsimas) and Community-Based Sanitation (Sanimas), New Development and Improvement of Self-Help Homes.

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VENUE OF 2nd AIWW WILL BE MOVED

JAKARTA РDue to important reasons, the location for the 2nd AIWW 2020 is being moved to the Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Labuan Bajo was only a small fishing site that today has flourished to become the gateway to many exotic destinations in East Nusa Tenggara. The extraordinary interest of Labuan Bajo is the existence of the Komodo dragons who are locally called ora is a valuable alluring factor that amplified by its superb national park. The Komodo National Park was listed as UNESCO’s World Heritage Site in 1991. It is home to fascinating wildlife, both on land and underwater. The park consists of Komodo Island, Rinca Island, Padar Island and numerous smaller islands around them. Labuan Bajo is known as the city of sunset. You can find plenty of vantage point to enjoy every end of the day with a spectacular sky. There are some interesting destinations that you can discover inside the city. The Mirror Cave is located only 4 kilometers away from Labuan Bajo. This cave was founded by Dutch archaeologist in 1951, who concludes that Labuan Bajo was once located under water.

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Peran Serta Indonesia pada The 2nd AIWW

The 2nd Asia International Water Week (AIWW) akan diselenggarakan pada tahun 2020 mendatang dengan Indonesia sebagai tuan rumah.

Indonesia yang akan diwakili salah satunya oleh Kementerian Pekerjaan Umum dan Perumahan Rakyat (PUPR) melalui Direktorat Jenderal Sumber Daya Air akan berbagi solusi dan berharap mendapatkan solusi serta inovasi untuk masalah seputar pengelolaan sumber daya air di negeri ini.

Sebagaimana diutarakan oleh Menteri PUPR Basuki Hadimuljono dalam rapat persiapan acara bertajuk Stakeholders Consultation Meeting untuk The 2nd AIWW Meeting yang berlangsung di Jakarta pada tanggal 11 hingga 13 November 2019, Indonesia paling tidak memiliki dua masalah yang umum terjadi, yaitu pemerataan ketersediaan air dan penurunan kualitas air.

“Ketersediaan air Indonesia di atas kertas tampak oke, namun bila dilihat lebih detail ke masing-masing daerah, sebenarnya ketersediaannya tidak merata antara suatu daerah dengan daerah lain.”

“Beban yang ditanggung oleh suatu daerah juga berbeda-beda. Pulau Jawa contohnya, ketersediaan airnya tampak cukup bila melihat luasan pulaunya. Namun Pulau Jawa menanggung beban lebih dari setengah penduduk Indonesia,” jelas Basuki dalam pembukaan acara (11/11).

“Selain isu pemerataan air, ada juga isu penurunan kualitas air. Pencemaran air meningkat terutama dari limbah domestik dan industri. domestik dan industrial waste. Hal ini menyebabkan kerusakan serius dari sungai,” imbuh Menteri Basuki.

Atas dua permasalahan pengelolaan air tersebut telah dilakukan solusi struktural maupun non-struktural. Solusi yang tidak hanya melibatkan pihak Pemerintah Pusat tetapi juga melibatkan Pemerintah Daerah, Swasta dan lembaga swadaya masyarakat.

The 2nd AIWW dirasa sebagai wadah yang tepat untuk merumuskan alternatif solusi yang dapat diterapkan di Indonesia dan juga mungkin di negara lain dengan persoalan serupa.

Acara yang direncanakan berlangsung di Pulau Dewata ini diharapkan dapat merumuskan solusi-solusi praktis yang dapat diterapkan langsung di lapangan.

“Kita harus bekerja sama untuk membuat rencana aksi ke depan untuk mengatasi masalah-masalah air di Asia.
Saya yakin, kolaborasi yang tengah dibangun ini akan membentuk sinergi pengelolaan air di Asia,” harap Menteri PUPR.

Sekilas tentang The 2nd AIWW

The 2nd AIWW direncanakan berlangsung di Bali pada akhir tahun 2020. Beberapa persiapan tengah dilakukan untuk memastikan keberhasilan acara, seperti halnya Stakeholders Consultation Meeting (SCM) yang tengah berlangsung di Jakarta.

SCM merupakan initial meeting yang mendiskusikan tema besar dan sub tema yang potensial untuk diangkat di The 2nd AIWW nanti. Enam tema besar dan sub-sub tema yang mengikutinya telah ditentukan saat The 2nd AIWW Kick-Off Meeting dan The 3rd General Assembly Meeting.

Enam tema tersebut yaitu:
1. Water Security and Sustainable Growth
2. Building a Plan for IWRM/SWM Pilot Project and Capacity Building
3. Water Management Policy and Technology Responding to Climate Change
4. Interactions amont the Water, Energy, Food and Ecosystems Interlinkage
5. Water Security addressing local, regional and global challenges
6. Asia Dynamic Hub for Water – The power of knowledge and information

SCM dihadiri oleh Menteri PUPR, Presiden Asia Water Council, Staf Ahli Menteri PUPR Bidang Sumber Daya Air, Direktur Jenderal Sumber Daya Air sebsgai Ketua AWC Indonesia, dan beberapa koordinator tema yang berasal dari negara-negara Asia, seperti Cambodia, RRC, Korea dan sebagainya.

(KompuSDA-kty/arg)