River siltation has been a major factor that caused one of the worst floods in Pangkal Pinang, Bangka in 2016. As an effort to prevent the flood to happen in the future, Pangkal Pinang Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) officials took the initiative to purchase heavy equipment for river normalization projects.
Recently, 2 units of Cat® 320D2 Super Long Reach (SLR) hydraulic excavator have been handed over. On the event that was attended by Pangkal Pinang Mayor, Muhammad Irwansyah, the 2 units demonstrated normalization work in Rangkui river. The presentation showed that with optimal machine performance, river normalization process can be done smoothly thus the area around the river could be avoided from the flood.