Gov’t Builds Sepaku Ring Road to Facilitate IKN Connectivity
The Government is building the Sepaku ring road in East Kalimantan province which serves as the main access to Indonesia’s new capital.
According to Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimuljono, the development of the new Nusantara Capital City (IKN) has now entered into the land development phase or land mapping.
“After mapping the land, the Government will start the construction of basic infrastructure facilities such as toll roads and main access road to the IKN,” the Minister stated, as quoted from the official website of Ministry of PUPR, Thursday (08/25).
The Minister went on to say that the three sections of the ring road construction are nearing completion with each average physical progress of 77 percent.
East Kalimantan Head of the National Road Implementation Center (BBPJN) Junaidi said that the total length of 2.91 kilometers is funded by the state budget.
“The first section of the Sepaku ring road is 0.75 kilometers in length, the second section is 1.04 kilometers, and the third section is 1.12 kilometers,” Junaidi said, adding that a total of Rp103.772 billion has been allocated for the project.
On that occasion, Junaidi went on to say that the tender for the fourth section has been completed so the construction can commence immediately.
“The tender for the project and the construction contract have started with a package ceiling worth Rp93.47 billion,” he added.
For the record, the IKN development will be carried out in stages until 2045 with the concept of “Future Smart Forest City of Indonesia” while still paying attention to environmental aspects.
In the early stages of the project, the Government will focus on the Core Government Area (KIPP) in 2022-2024 covering an area of 6.671 hectares.
Meanwhile, priority infrastructure facilities include the Presidential Palace, the state mosque, offices of ministries/institutions, arrangement of the National Axis and Tripraja Areas, housing for state civil servants (ASN), access roads and early-stage environmental roads, as well as basic infrastructure for settlements such as raw water supply through the Sepaku Semoi Dam and other dams. (PR of Ministry of PUPR/UN) (RIF/HD/MUR)