IKN Development Reaches 37% Progress, Presidential Palace Relocation Nears Completion

the construction process of the segment 2 Sepaku ring road in the location of the National Capital City (IKN) Nusantara, North Penajam Paser Regency, East Kalimantan, Tuesday (4/10/2022). (ANTARA PHOTOS - Rivan Awal Lingga)

The Indonesian government has made a significant revelation regarding the progress of the Nusantara Capital City (IKN) development, marking a commendable achievement of 37% completion. This milestone indicates substantial strides in the endeavor to create a new hub for governance and administration. Nevertheless, there remains a considerable 63% of the project yet to be accomplished before the Presidential Palace, envisioned to be President Joko Widodo’s working abode, can be fully operational at the new site.

Heading the charge in overseeing the infrastructure development of IKN, Danis H. Sumadilaga, Chief of the Task Force, shared insights into the current physical progress of IKN, with the first phase of infrastructure works attaining a satisfactory 36-37% completion.

“With the grace of God, we aim to relocate to IKN in 2024. At present, significant milestones such as the completion of the Sepaku Semoi Dam and the Sepaku Intake for raw water are already accomplished, and only finishing touches remain. Furthermore, we are actively preparing the installations for the water treatment plant and the associated pumping systems,” remarked Danis, as reported by Bisnis on the auspicious day of Wednesday (2/8/2023).

Further details shed light on the elaborate groundwork of the water treatment plant, spanning 17 km in length, where diligent installation processes are currently underway. Encouragingly, the progress of the Water Treatment Plant installation at IKN has reached an encouraging 25%, demonstrating the concerted efforts to ensure essential facilities are in place.

In addition to the essential water infrastructure, Danis offered insights into the progress of the highly anticipated Presidential Palace and the President’s Office, which has already seen a commendable advancement of 20%. Similarly, the ongoing toll road project, an integral component of the city’s infrastructure, has witnessed a noteworthy 30% progress.

However, the ambitious development of IKN does not halt there. Danis unveiled further details of the second phase of works, announcing that more than 8 out of 36 packages have been contracted.

These packages encompass crucial projects such as flood management, the comprehensive IKN road network, efficient wastewater treatment systems, and the addition of a new building for the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime and Investment Affairs (Kemenko 2).

Beyond the realm of infrastructure, attention was also brought to the progress of the IKN toll road segment 3B KKT Kariangau – Sp. Tempadung, which has reached 24.55%. This toll road section is an integral part of the city’s transportation network and will extend across an impressive distance of 7.325 km. Worth mentioning is that Segment 3B follows the path of segment 3A Karang Joang – KKT Kariangau, which spans 13.4 km and is well underway in its construction phase.

Furthermore, the future expansion of the IKN toll road project is envisioned to traverse segment 5A Sp. Tempadung-Jembatan Pulau Balang, stretching over 6.67 km and targeted for completion in the ambitious year of 2024.

The vision for IKN’s comprehensive infrastructure has been met with enthusiasm, as the total number of basic infrastructure packages dedicated to the project during the period 2020-2024 amounts to an impressive 75, representing an invaluable investment worth IDR 46 trillion.

The laudable progress in the first phase, reaching 36%, reflects the meticulous efforts to achieve excellence, while the ongoing preparations for the second phase, currently at 1% completion, demonstrates the careful planning and selective contracting process to ensure optimal results.