goodmorningpapua.com – PLN Main Unit for Papua and West Papua Region (UIW PPB) utilizes 28 tons of waste from burning coal or Fly Ash Bottom Ash (FABA) from the Holtekamp Steam Power Plant (PLTU) as a building material for aid houses of the Koran and Marbot Ar-Razaq, Selayar Village, Jayapura City. Through the Baitul Maal Foundation (YBM) PLN, building assistance worth IDR 298,606,022, – was given to the administrators of Musala Ar-Razaq to support children’s activities in studying religion.
In collaboration with the Regional Military Command (Kodam) XVII/Cenderawasih, 1,500 bricks made from a mixture of FABA were printed to be used as building materials. Within a month, the 8×9 meter reading house was completed and inaugurated by PLN and the Jayapura City government.
A Deputy Mayor of Jayapura City, Rustan Saru expressed his appreciation for PLN and various parties who took part in the development process. Utilization of FABA as a waste material that is processed and managed properly, the evidence can be something useful. In the future, Rustan hopes that this will increase the economic impact for the surrounding community.
“It is incredible that the steam-powered Holtekamp plant can produce very useful FABA. Previously, Fly Ash Bottom Ash was considered waste but it could be used properly, one of which was by the Regional Military Command to build roads, bricks and bricks,” said Rustan.
Rustan also hopes that the management of the Ar-Razaq Musala and the surrounding community can maintain and utilize the existing facilities as well as possible. “I am grateful that I have been given the opportunity to see one of the building blocks for this generation of Muslims. I am also grateful for the construction which of course we can interpret as a tadabur of knowledge for our children, “he said.
Meanwhile, the General Manager of PLN Main Unit for Papua and West Papua Region, Moch. Andy Adchaminoerdin said that this assistance was PLN’s effort to assist the surrounding community in meeting their religious needs. “PLN through YBM PLN is ecstatic to be able to support children in the Koran by providing proper buildings. We hope that this activity can be carried out routinely comfortably and the facilities will continue to be maintained so that they can be used optimally, “said Andy.
In addition, PLN is also committed to continuing to develop innovations in the use of processed waste from power plants. “We do this as an effort to maintain the balance of the ecosystem in the environment,” said Andy.
Proper management and processing of FABA waste will produce useful derivative products like paving blocks, bricks and cast materials. The use of processed PLTU waste is also considered more economical because it can reduce development costs by up to 30 percent.