79th Anniversary of Indonesian Independence Day Prepared to Celebrate in IKN

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 9 Januari 2024
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Secretary to Ministry of State Secretariat Setya Utama, Head of Presidential Secretariat Heru Budi Hartono, Presidential Secretariat’s Deputy for Protocol, Press and Media Bey Machmudin deliver press statement at the Presidential Palace Complex in Jakarta, Tuesday (1/9) (PR of Cabinet Secretariat/Agung)

The preparation for the commemoration of the 79th anniversary of the Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia slated to be held in the Nusantara Capital (IKN) is starting to be made. All ministries/agencies including the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI) and the Indonesian National Police (Polri) are committed to celebrate this year’s Independence Month of August in IKN.

The statement was made by Secretary to Ministry of State Secretariat Setya Utama in his statement after a meeting hosted by Head of Presidential Secretariat Heru Budi Hartono in Jakarta, Tuesday (1/9).

Setya went on to say that several matters of concern regarding the preparation were discussed.

“We have eight months [to prepare it],” Setya stressed.

On that occasion, Head of Presidential Secretariat Heru Budi Hartono called on all divisions of committee of the commemoration of the 79th anniversary of the Indonesian Independence Day to do to their respective tasks.

Heru also called on the Agency for Fostering Pancasila Ideology (BPIP) to prepare the national flag-hoisting troop (Paskibraka) immediately.

“The Paskibraka, which is usually prepared in May, I requested it to be formed earlier including the core troops being formed by the TNI. If possible, the training can be started in March,” Heru added.

In addition to infrastructure support, Heru said that preparation for accommodations including hotels and transportation was also discussed.

In the near time, another meeting will be hosted and the limited inspection of preparation in IKN will be carried out.

“We will inspect the IKN to ensure the detail routes including routes for the Paskibraka and routes at the State Palace [in the IKN],” he added.

Furthermore, Heru said that there is a possibility of inviting the public to attend the ceremony.

“We have to adjust to the conditions and readiness on the ground. The estimated number of participants is around 2,000 participants on the left side and on the right side. The event will be held in a hybrid format like we have done in 2020 and 2021,” he remarked. (RF/ABD) (AP/MUR)

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