IKN Construction Is Accelerated So That It Can Be Occupied For The Indonesian Independence Day Ceremony

IKN Construction Is Accelerated So That It Can Be Occupied For The Indonesian Independence Day Ceremony. Inspectors from the Ministry of Public Works have confirmed that the development of the Archipelago City Fabric, which is the capital of the Archipelago, has now reached 77% completion of Stage 1. This includes the core area of the government, which includes the Presidential Palace and ceremonial grounds. It is expected to be functional by June 2024. The Ministry of Public Works has confirmed that the focus of IKN development is currently on preparing the main ecosystem so that it is ready to be used at the Independence Day ceremony of the Republic of Indonesia on 17 August 2024. The core area of the government center, including the Presidential Palace and ceremonial field, is expected to be functional in June 2024, in time for the ceremony.

Head of the Implementation Task Force, IKN Infrastructure Development Ministry of Public Affairs, Danis Subadilaga, said that apart from the Presidential Palace, the construction progress of several other main buildings, such as the State Secretariat Ministry building, has already reached 50%. By June 2024, they are expected to be fully functional, accommodating 750 state civil servants in the Presidential Palace and ceremonial grounds.

The construction progress of the Presidential Palace and ceremonial grounds is currently almost 60%, and the target is to make the palace building, ceremonial field, and podium 100% functional by June 2024. These facilities are planned to accommodate 8,700 people during the Indonesian independence ceremony on August 17. IKN infrastructure work is divided into two stages.

Phase 1 of the work packages contracted before March 2023 consists of 40 packages worth almost IDR 25 trillion. Phase 2 consists of 49 physical work packages contracted from March 2023 to the end of 2024, worth trillions. Currently, Phase 2 progress has only reached 25%. Note: There was an additional line that didn’t seem to make sense, so I removed it.