SUMEDANG REG. – The Management Structure and Utilization of Jatigede Dam area need to be formulated together by Government of Sumedang Regency and West Java Provincial Government. It was stated by Sumedang Regent, Eka Setiawan.
"A strategic step, a link in synergy between Sumedang Regency and West Java Provincial Government needs to be established to structure and to utilize Jatigede Dam," said Eka, in his speech at the commemoration of West Java World Water Day XXV which was centred in Jatigede Dam area, Sumedang Regency, Thursday (04/27).
Eka hopes that in the future Jatigede Dam will become a special economic area and become a leading area in various sectors in Sumedang Regency.
"Jatigede Dam will be a place for water sports, fisheries and tourism that can directly improve the economy especially of the community, and the Government of Sumedang Regency in general," he said.
According to Eka, water has a fundamental function both for now and for the future in an effort to live the lifes of the community.
"The utilization of water is very important. Therefore, we must be able to keep it from damage either by doing reforestation around the dam or river basin and invite the community to take care of it," he said. (Parno)