Speed Basic IKN Infrastructure Development, Minister Of PUPR: It Is Hoped That Investors Will Enter The Second Quarter Of 2023
The exterior design of the Presidential Palace in the State Capital (IKN) of the Archipelago in East Kalimantan. (Instagram @nyoman_nuarta)

JAKARTA - Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimuljono hopes that domestic and international investors will enter the State Capital (IKN) of the Archipelago in the second quarter of 2023.

Basuki said that currently the Ministry of PUPR is preparing the development of the Central Government Core Area (KIPP) for the 1B and 1C regions and focuses on developing KIPP for offices.

"Later in the second quarter of next year, it is hoped that they (investors) will enter," he said in Jakarta, Sunday, December 4, as reported by Antara.

Basuki said that many investors had sent letter of intent to invest in IKN development, both to him and to the IKN Authority.

The Ministry of PUPR has started the construction of basic infrastructure for IKN with APBN funds, as capital so that it can invite investors to enter and participate in the development of IKN Nusantara.

This is because the budget for IKN is only around 20-30 percent financed by the APBN. While the rest must be funded by investment or a Government and Business Entity Cooperation (PPP) scheme.

"This 20-30 percent is what we have started working on since August 2022, such as connectivity roads, drinking water, bridges, garbage bins, sanitation, flood control, all government offices have started. Thus, investors to IKN can start entering in 2023," said Basuki.

Previously, PUPR Minister Basuki Hadimuljono said he was ready to start the construction of the Central Government Core Area (KIPP) for the 1B and 1C IKN Nusantara areas.

He revealed that around 183 Malaysian investors were interested in the IKN Nusantara development project in East Kalimantan.

Of course, if these investors are interested in investing in IKN, the budget for IKN is not from the APBN. The investment uses various schemes whether pure investment, KPBU and so on depending on the type of activity.

The Malaysian investors are interested in investing in development in IKN, with interested sectors such as housing, hospitals, education, startups, energy, and so on.

Other countries interested in participating in IKN development include Japan, Spain, Finland, Brunei Darussalam, and South Korea.

Most recently, as many as 21 European Union countries such as Italy, Poland, Belgium to Sweden also expressed interest in investing in IKN.

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