Jayakarta Student Regiments (Menwa) plans to build 1 million of biopori absorption holes (LRB) to absorb rain water into the ground quickly. It aims to minimize flood disaster in the capital city.
“The construction of 1 million of biopori absorption holes is targeted to be finished in the period of 4.5 months ahead,” said Jayakarta Menwa Commander, Lukman Hakim, Sunday (5/12).
Hakim stated, 2,861 personnel of Jakarta Menwa will be deployed to build the biopori absorption holes, which is one of the series to commemorate Jakarta 486th anniversary and 51th of Jayakarta Menwa pioneering movement. “The absorption hole procurement itself is a small gift to Jakarta. Its construction will be carried out on Saturday (5/18). Each Menwa member is targeted to build 350 holes or 20 holes each week,” he told.
He explained, such effort is a form of environmental awareness. “The construction of biopori absorption hole is a commitment to helping Jakarta Provincial Government’s program to realize the Jakarta New or to create a comfortable and safe city for occupancy,” added Hakim.