Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PU-PR) will build 7 dams in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) worth Rp5.9 trillion. Overall the dam will accommodate 188 million cubic metric (m3) of water that can be utilized for irrigation, raw water sources, power plants, and tourism. The construction of 7 dams is part of 49 dams programmed by the government of President Joko Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla (JK).