The International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation’s (IWSH) next Community Plumbing Challenge Indonesia project will begin in November in the village of Kampung Nelayan Untia, on the outskirts of the port city of Makassar, South Sulawesi. The project will be presented in collaboration with Badan Standardasi Indonesia, the national standardization agency of Indonesia.
The project will be launched during the Indonesia Sustainable Construction and Plumbing Summit (ISCOP), which will be held Nov. 6-8 in conjunction with Konstruksi Indonesia at Jakarta International Expo. Following the collaborative model of previous pilot CPC Indonesia projects, a Design Week will be hosted in Kampung Nelayan Untia during the week of Nov. 18. Subsequently, a Construction Week will be hosted in May 2020 (exact dates to be determined), after the passing of the annual wet season in the Sulawesi region.
The initiative will focus on construction of a new public toilet and hand-washing facility. Local authorities have been investing in the Untia village community — which is home to about 1,200 residents — by improving infrastructure and services in recent years, with particular focus on targeting tourism growth and better living conditions for residents through improved water supply and sanitation. The construction of this new public toilet and hand-washing facility is seen to be a key part of these ongoing efforts to improve public health and hygiene in the village, both for local families and for visitors.
The pilot CPC Indonesia project (CPC2017) was delivered across three separate projects between August 2017 and March 2018 and brought improved drinking water and sanitation facilities to a public elementary school in Cicau Village, Cikarang, Bekasi (West Java). The upgraded facilities were designed and built referencing the new Indonesian Plumbing Standard, SNI 8153:2015, while incorporating expertise from IWSH partner Healthabitat O/S that was gained from the Healthabitat Nepal Village Sanitation and School Toilet Construction program.
IWSH is actively recruiting volunteers, sponsors and partners for the upcoming CPC Indonesia project. Interested parties are encouraged to get in contact via firstname.lastname@example.org. Official registration forms will be made available on the IWSH website in September; in the meantime, supporters are asked to stay tuned for further updates by signing up for the IWSH newsletter and by following IWSH on social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
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