PUPR Asks for an Additional IDR 6 Trillion Budget for the New Capital

Jokowi at the new capital
Jokowi at the new capital location, East Kalimantan

The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) has proposed an additional budget of Rp 6 trillion to the Ministry of Finance. The additional budget will be used for the construction of the new State Capital mega project (IKN).

This news was confirmed directly by the Director General of Budget of the Ministry of Finance Isa Rachmatarwata in the online media briefing of the Director General of Budget, Thursday (4/8/2022). She explained that the disbursement of funds to several ministries and agencies for the 2022 fiscal year continues, including for IKN development.

Isa said that the PUPR Ministry already had initial funds for the implementation of IKN development in the Budget Implementation List (DIPA). According to her, the budget reached Rp. 1 trillion, which is included in the allocation of the state revenue and expenditure budget (APBN).

Even though it already has initial funds, the PUPR Ministry has proposed an additional budget for this year’s project work. The application is also being reviewed and processed by the state treasurer.

“On the way, [the PUPR Ministry] is asking for an additional IDR 5-6 trillion. We are currently processing this with them, there is a study,” said Isa on Thursday (4/8/2022).

According to him, in the work on IKN development this year, only the PUPR Ministry is actively carrying out work, so the Ministry of Finance has disbursed funds. Meanwhile, other ministries will only start their work in 2023.

“This is to build the core area of ​​the central government, the KIPP,” said Isa.

For information, Indonesia will soon have a new capital city. Later, East Kalimantan will become the center of the Indonesian government. Currently, the State Civil Service Agency (BKN) is carrying out an assessment mechanism for the State Civil Apparatus (ASN). They will soon be moved to the new capital (IKN).

In previous news, This talent mapping will target ASN in several central government agencies, starting from the State Civil Apparatus in the ministry/institution on duty and having offices in the Special Capital Region of DKI Jakarta and its surroundings.

In the initial stage, the implementation of competency mapping/assessment will target 60 thousand ASN, including 20 ASN this year and 40 thousand ASN in 2023.

In the initial stage, there will be around 2,350 civil servants who will be transferred to the new capital, followed by the TNI/Polri. However, it is not known exactly how many TNI-Polri will be relocated.

Civil servants will move in the period 2022-2024. Meanwhile, security forces such as the TNI-Polri will relocate in 2023.

Starting next month, the Head of the IKN Authority, Bambang Susantono, ensures that IKN construction will begin.

“IKN will soon be built, especially in August where infrastructure work and core buildings will begin to be prepared,” said Bambang.