The Fate of Government Buildings in Jakarta Still Uncertain After the Capital Moves Later

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The Ministry of Finance (MoF) is actively devising plans for the future use of government buildings following Jakarta’s transition from being the capital. The strategy for utilizing these government-owned structures hinges largely on the ongoing discussions surrounding the Special Capital Region of Jakarta (DKJ) Law within the People’s Consultative Assembly (DPR).

Encep Sudarwan, the Director of Policy Formulation for State Assets at the Directorate General of State Assets, Ministry of Finance, emphasized the necessity of alignment with Jakarta’s plans. “We have to synchronize with Jakarta’s plans because Jakarta is no longer the capital. It will become something else,” he remarked during a discussion at the ministry’s Jakarta office on Thursday (21/12/2023).

These discussions on the DKJ Law are expected to exert a significant influence on the future urban planning of Jakarta. The regulations related to Spatial Planning and Detailed Spatial Planning, essential components for city development, will be detailed in derivative rules from this law. Encep noted that these regulations would undoubtedly impact government-owned buildings scattered throughout various locations in Jakarta.

Acknowledging Jakarta’s imminent transformation, Encep stressed the importance of synchronization in planning, highlighting the need for dialogues with the Jakarta Provincial Government. “We have a grand design for the new Jakarta as a global city, and we need to be on the same page as the regional government in building Jakarta,” he emphasized.

Meanwhile, progress on the development of the National Capital (IKN) continues to unfold. The most recent achievement is evident in the construction progress of the Nusantara Hotel in the National Capital (IKN), which has reached 34 percent completion.

Bambang Susantono, the Head of the IKN Authority, shared insights into this development, emphasizing that the construction of the hotel is the outcome of an investment consortium led by the Agung Sedayu Group (ASG). This consortium, consisting of nine domestic private companies, has committed a total investment of IDR 20 trillion.

“The swift progress in private sector development is concrete evidence that the development of Nusantara has garnered attention from various business actors,” highlighted Bambang in a press release received on Thursday (21/12/2023).

Providing further details, Bambang revealed that the Nusantara Hotel spans an area of 20,164 square meters, with a towering height of 43.10 meters. The hotel, comprising nine floors, is designed to house 191 rooms, featuring six distinct room types.