Construction of Ministers’ Houses in New Capital to be Completed Next Year, President Jokowi Says
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Thursday (02/23) inspected several infrastructure development projects including Ministries’ landed houses project at the Nusantara Capital (IKN) in North Penajam Paser regency, East Kalimantan province.
According to the President, the Government has set a target to complete the Ministries’ landed houses project by June 2024.
“We are here in the area of [future] ministers’ houses. There will be 36 houses, buildings. We hope the project can be completed by June 2024 since we have the target to hold the flag-hoisting ceremony [to commemorate the anniversary of Indonesia’s independence day] on August 17th, 2024, in the Nusantara Capital,” he said.
On that occasion, the President expressed optimism that the development of the IKN can take place in order.
“I want to show an optimistic stance. The development of the IKN has begun. It includes infrastructure, offices, and ministries’ houses. So, if anyone has any doubt about it, the development is ongoing on the ground,” he said, adding that there are no obstacles in the development.
He went on to say that the development involves 7,800 workers, 34 percent of whom are locals.
Nevertheless, the development of the IKN still cannot be completed instantly, adding that the development is projected to be done in the next 10-15 years.
“Development of any other cities in the world is also being completed within a certain period of time that I have mentioned earlier,” he said.
In addition to Ministries’ landed houses project, President Jokowi also inspected flat towers for IKN Nusantara construction workers in Sepaku district, North Penajam Paser regency. (SLN/AIT/SND) (TGH/AIT/SND)(RAS/ EP)