The Rector of Diponegoro University (Undip), Prof. Dr. Yos Johan Utama, S.H., M.Hum., inaugurated the reservoir and motorcycle parking area of the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) Undip on Wednesday (15/12) at 10.00 AM.

This inauguration event was attended by the Undip Rector, Vice Rectors, Deans of Faculty and School, Institutional Leaders, and Leaders/Representatives of Banks of Undip partners.

In his speech, Undip Rector, Prof. Dr. Yos Johan Utama, S.H., M.Hum., said that the construction of this reservoir aims to anticipate flooding in the area around the Faculty of Economics and Business Undip. “The completion of the construction of this reservoir is to minimize flooding,” said Prof. Yos.

Prof. Yos added that the construction of supporting facilities at Undip aimed to facilitate activities that take place on the Undip campus. “For example, for disabled people, special pathways for people with disabilities were made. Lactation rooms were also made, to make it easier and help others. We are actually doing all of this in the context of worship and community service,” he added.

Previously, the Dean of Faculty of Economics and Business Undip, Prof. Dr. Suharnomo, S.E., M.Sc., explained the efforts that have been carried out to overcome the floods that occurred in the area of Faculty of Economics and Business Undip. “In 2016, I remembered very well when heavy rain occurs then the flood would be swamped around the faculty area. So two years ago we made a path in front of the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Public Health,” he explained.

With the construction of this reservoir, it is hoped that flooding which usually occurs after heavy rains can be overcome. “We have also built two large culverts that are inserted into the reservoir. Thank God, every time flood occurs, rain water is not flooding on the road anymore because all the water goes into the reservoir,” said Prof. Suharnomo.

In addition to the reservoir, there are parking area facilities, multi-purpose buildings, and sports venues such as basketball courts and jogging tracks. This parking area facility can be used for all Undip residents. “So this parking area is not only for community of Faculty of Economics and Business Undip but for anyone who will enter here,” explained Prof. Suharnomo.