The Ministry of Environment announced on Feb. 16 that it has held a briefing session with the Indonesian Ministry of Public Housing to launch a pilot project to upgrade the Flores Island water management system.
It is part of the President Moon Jae-in administration’s New Southern and New Northern International Development Cooperation Projects (ODA).
Located in southeastern Indonesia, Flores Island is relatively underdeveloped in Indonesia, and is made up of small islands, making it difficult to manage water resources.
The New Southern and New Northern International Development Cooperation Project is a Korean-style smart water management technology cooperation project to acquire stable water resources in preparation for climate change, and strengthen disaster response capabilities such as floods.
The Ministry of Environment, along with the Korea Water Resources Corporation and the United Nations, is currently working on a total of six water-related international development projects, including water supply and sewage, in Indonesia, Cambodia and Uzbekistan.
By project, the water and sewerage project calls for changing the water environment in developing countries such as Indonesia by replacing old water and sewage systems and introducing a real-time remote management system.