City Interventions

Balikpapan Wastewater Management

Country: Indonesia
City: Balikpapan

Key Stakeholders and PartnersBalikpapan City Government, PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (Persero)

Project Preparation Study PeriodDecember 2016 - April 2017

CDIA SupportUS$ 56,752

Expected Downstream FinancingLocal Financing Institution including PT SMI

Infrastructure sectorsWastewater Management

CDIA priority impact areasEnvironmental Improvement; Good Governance

Key City Development Issues

In order to expand wastewater (WW) treatment and service coverage in accordance with the goals set out in Balikpapan’s City Sanitation Strategy (from 10.65% to 48% by 2032), the Balikpapan Municipal Government wishes to optimize its existing wastewater treatment works to enable it to operate at full capacity and, in addition, to construct new wastewater treatment facilities in Perusda and at the Somber Industrial Estate. Toward this, a feasibility study concerning this expansion plan was carried out in 2013; however, it needed to be supplemented with additional technical and financial information, which became the focus of CDIA’s support.

Details of Cooperation

CDIA-supported activities included the review of the existing feasibility study relating to the sanitation sector investment and enhancing its technical, financial, institutional, environmental, and social details. Specific areas of focus included conducting a comprehensive municipal financial analysis, updating the wastewater service demand data, and providing further technical detail for the effective implementation of Balikpapan sanitation system expansion. The technical analysis meanwhile, focused on wastewater treatment and specifically, upgrading/rehabilitation of an existing wastewater treatment (WWT) facility and the further construction of two more WWT facilities.

Expected Development Outcomes

The expansion of wastewater system in Balikpapan will improve the quality of life of its citizens through reduction in the incidence of water-borne diseases and better cleanliness of surrounding water bodies. The project is also expected to improve the access of urban poor to basic sanitation and provide job opportunities as well. Furthermore, it will improve the quality of development planning and governance in the city.

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Key City informationBalikpapan is a seaport city and the second largest city in the province of East Kalimantan. It houses some
multinational cooperation that operate in East Borneo, and is also the site of important governmental agencies in East Borneo. Balikpapan has been ranked as one of the most livable Indonesian cities in 2015, based on the Indonesia Most Livable City Index.

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