President Jokowi Leads Groundbreaking Ceremony of BPJS Ketenagakerjaan Office Construction

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 2 November 2023
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President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo leads the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the Employment Social Security Agency (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan) office in Penajam Paser Utara, East Kalimantan, Thursday (11/02). (Photo by: BPMI of Presidential Secretariat)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Thursday (11/02) in North Penajam Paser, East Kalimantan, led the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the office of the Employment Social Security Agency (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan).

“The construction of the BPJS Ketenagakerjaan office will further improve the range of public service facilities offered in the Nusantara new capital (IKN). This will provide people with more convenience when living in in the new capital as they can also have social security coverage from BPJS Ketenagakerjaan,” the President said.

According to the President, social security for employment is crucial as it safeguards workers from various risks, including social and economic ones, adding that social security gets even more vital with the ongoing development projects in IKN that involve a significant workforce.

“Earlier, the President Director told me that those who work in the new capital have been included as BPJS Ketenagakerjaan members,” he said.

The Head of State mentioned other ongoing construction projects in IKN, such as the presidential palace, ministry offices, health and educational facilities, shopping centers, sports facilities, residences, hotels, toll roads, and airports.

“Other infrastructure developments are in the works, including hospitals, schools, hotels, malls, apartments, and the Bank Indonesia office. They will also be supported by the toll road connecting Balikpapan and IKN,” he added.

The President pointed out that the Balikpapan-Nusantara toll road is expected to reduce travel time to just 45 minutes, down from the previous 2.5 hours, while the trip from the airport to IKN will take approximately 18 minutes.

“We laid the first stone for the construction of Indonesia’s new capital Nusantara yesterday,” the President remarks. (FID/UN) (RIF/EP)

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