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A look at the readiness of IKN’s Infrastructure to Host the Independence Day Ceremony

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Jakarta, IO – The government plans to hold the 79th anniversary of Indonesia Independence in the new capital city Nusantara (IKN), on August 17. To accommodate this plan, the government continues to expedite infrastructure construction in the new city to ensure that it is ready for the historic event.

Head of the Public Works and Housing Ministry’s IKN Infrastructure Planning and Construction Task Force, Imam S. Ernawi, said the target does not mean that all structures of the city will be 100 percent completed by then, but they will be functional to facilitate the ceremony. These structures include the Presidential Palace and the surrounding coordinating ministries complex, and state secretariat, per Detikcom, Thursday (11/7).

Nusantara
(Source: Instagram @ikn_id)

The coordinating ministries complex has four blocks, each comprising four buildings with unique design. The first block can already be utilized to accomodate 519 civil servants. The complex and state secretariat building are among the infrastructure targeted for August completion.

Nusantara
(Source: Instagram @ikn_id)

As for the presidential palace, the trial run is expected to be carried out within the month: “We expect to complete the Presidential Palace in late July. Most of the structures would be functionally ready by then. We will be able to hold the ceremony here as the podium and square will be complete and ready. We have a capacity of about 8,000 participants in the square. However, issues relating to invited guest list and seating list will be handled by the State Secretariat,” he said.

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Meanwhile, of the three new towers of the State Secretariat building, only four floors in each building is completed, currently capable of accomodating 1,700 civil servants out of a total of 2,800,” Imam said. (rr)

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