THE MINISTRY of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) will auction a package for the construction of the National Capital City (IKN) for the archipelago with a total value of IDR23.7 trillion.

“The total value is IDR23.7 trillion for around 30 packages,” said PUPR Minister Basuki Hadimuljono at the DPR RI Building, Jakarta, Tuesday (01/17), 2023.

Basuki said the project package was for the construction of basic infrastructure in IKN which was being carried out by the APBN through the PUPR Ministry.

The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing has drawn up a plan/stages for the construction of basic infrastructure at IKN Nusantara for the 2022-2024 period with a total budget of IDR43.73 trillion. In 2022, the budget allocated for the development of IKN is IDR5.1 trillion.

In carrying out work, the Ministry of PUPR reminds commitment-making officials (PPK) and service providers to always act professionally, work fast, work hard, and work productively, examine problems in the field and actively find solutions, and be oriented towards real results.

Carrying out tasks not only guarantees completion, but really guarantees that the infrastructure is functioning properly. The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing will ensure that work on the construction of the IKN begins immediately after signing the contract so that the basic infrastructure for the IKN can be completed according to the target in 2024.

Previously, the Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR), Basuki Hadimuljono targeted the construction of the Phase I Central Government Area (KIPP) in the State Capital (IKN) to be completed in 2024.

The KIPP in question includes among others the construction of offices for the President and Vice President, provision of drinking water, sanitation, drainage, national roads and the toll road from Balikpapan in East Kalimantan to IKN.

Funding for the development of IKN comes from State Revenue Budget (APBN) and non-APBN. The APBN will be used, among other things, to build basic infrastructure, government buildings, the presidential palace, the vice president’s palace.

Meanwhile, non-APBN funding will use schemes permitted by law, with the investment sector including building international hospitals, integrated educational facilities, office and service areas, mixed use buildings, commercial commerce, and residential facilities. [antaranews]