KSP: Infrastructure Development For IKN Nusantara On Track

Antara News is reporting that Moeldoko, Chief of the Presidential Staff (KSP), has announced that infrastructure development for Indonesia’s new capital city, IKN Nusantara in East Kalimantan, has reached 15-percent and is proceeding according to plans.

Moeldoko was accompanied by KSP Deputy I Febry Calvin Tetelepta and Head of the IKN Nusantara Infrastructure Development Implementation Task Force Danis Sumadilaga.

During his visit, Moeldoko also directly observed the development of central government infrastructure, including the Presidential Palace and ministries’ office, report Antara News.

Despite numerous weather-related obstacles, the IKN Nusantara infrastructure construction work is going well and according to plans, he noted.

Moeldoko highlighted President Joko Widodo’s enthusiasm in building a new capital city in East Kalimantan, suggesting that all parties concerned should follow suit and should support the development of IKN Nusantara to be completed on time, say Antara News.

“The development of IKN Nusantara will boost the economy and other sectors in this region. No one should take advantage of this momentum to disrupt the development process,” he emphasized.

Apart from observing the infrastructure development, Moeldoko also visited the houses for construction workers and the Sepaku Semoi Dam.

“Housing for workers is very decent. This makes me even more confident that the construction of IKN can be completed quickly,” he remarked.

Kompas have reported that the government plans to develop IKN Nusantara from 2022 to 2045 in five stages:

Stage One 2022 to 2024: The first phase of the development of IKN Nusantara is divided into three major workflows, namely urban development, infrastructure development, and economic development.

Housing construction in the form of landed houses or apartment units for ASN (Aparatur Sipil Negara or State Civil Aparatus), TNI (Tentara Nasional Indonesia or Indonesian National Armed Forces), Polri (Kepolisian Negara Republik Indonesia or Indonesian National Police Force) and BIN (Badan Intelijen Negara or  State Intelligence Agency) will also start paying instalments at this stage. Meanwhile for relocation, both the TNI, Polri and BIN will begin to be relocated in 2023.

Following in early 2024, relocation will be for the executive, legislative, judiciary and ASN bodies. Before the relocation is carried out, the development of IKN Nusantara will first be dominated by construction and defence and security workers. The process of building the first phase of IKN Nusantara will be considered to have been achieved if the transfer of ASN has been carried out, say Kompas.

Stage Two 2024 to 2029: In the second phase, the main infrastructure of IKN Nusantara is targeted to be ready to be connected to the new area. The construction of research and development (R&D) facilities, world-class universities, innovation centers and international health facilities is also targeted to start in 2023 to 2025.

In addition, the primary and secondary public transportation facilities in the second stage are targeted to be ready for use.

Stage Three 2030 to 2034: A number of infrastructure projects such as mass public transportation, waste treatment installation (WWTP), and drinking water treatment plant (WWTP), are targeted to be completed in the third phase.

Not only that, the Sponge City supporting facilities are also targeted to be completed at this stage. As stated in Appendix II of the IKN Law, a spongy city refers to a city that acts like a sponge, which is able to hold rainwater and increase water infiltration into the ground, so that water does not go straight to the drainage canals, say Kompas.

This third phase also targets waste management and the addition of digital and urban amenities already available.

Stage Four 2035 to 2039: The fourth stage is marked by the rapid development of the education and health sectors, which will become the driving force for other economic sectors in the IKN Nusantara.

For example, the construction of regional railways and the construction of multipurpose dams to ensure water availability in the region.

Stage Five 2040 to 2045: In the fifth stage, IKN Nusantara is expected to have reached a peak marked by sustainable industrial development and stable population growth. The population of the IKN Nusantara area itself is targeted to reach 1.7-million to 1.9-million people with an urban area density of around 100-people per hectare. Of course, this amount must be supported by infrastructure that has been developed as a whole for the community, report Kompas.

“In the final stage, IKN Nusantara will achieve net zero-carbon emission, with one-hundred percent renewable energy, sustainable industrial development, and become the world’s leading city in terms of competitiveness,” Sumadilaga explained. 

Source: Antara News, Kompas

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