Lapindo Must Provide Additional Rp2.4 Trillion
TEMPO Interactive, Surabaya: Lapindo Brantas Inc. must dip its hands deeper into its pockets in order to pay more compensation in cash.
Based on the latest map of the land affected by mudflow, Lapindo must spend an additional Rp2.74 trillion in funds.
This is based on compensation of Rp2.3 trillion for houses and Rp434 billion for rice fields.
According to Muhammad Mirdasy, Secretary of the Special Mudflow Committee at the East Java Provincial Legislative Council (DPRD), Lapindo is committed to pay compensation of houses and rice fields in four villages that were inundated by the mudflow amounting to Rp1.08 trillion.
So, the compensation that Lapindo Brantas Inc. must pay totals Rp3.8 trillion.
According to Mirdasy, the latest mudflow map has been approved by East Java DPRD Chairman, Fathorasjid, Governor Imam Utomo, Sidoarjo Regent Win Hendrarso and Executive Chairman of National Mudflow Team Basuki Hadimulyono.
�So this now only awaits Lapindo’s approval,� he said on Thursday (29/3).
Mirdasy said that the latest additional lands affected by the mudflow include those in Porong District.
Prior to the Pertamina pipes exploded on December 4, 2006, Citra Anggun Pesona Estate only had a total of 503 houses, but this has now risen to 833 houses.
There are also an additional 66 houses near Citra Anggun Pesona.
In Tanggulangin District, for Tanggulangin Anggun Sejahtera Estate (State Housing), before the pipe explosion, the number was 6,652 houses, but this has now increased by 265 to 6,917 houses.
In Kedungbendo Village, apart from state housing, the previous total of 804 houses has became 1,572, an additional 768 houses.