We are also preparing a delivery service that utilizes drones.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - State-run postal corporation PT Pos Indonesia (Persero) will establish digitalized warehouse services at Indonesia’s future capital city (IKN), Nusantara, in East Kalimantan Province to optimize the delivery of goods and reduce logistics costs.

"Through the (digital) concept, we will provide a guaranteed end-to-end logistic service for (the customers in) IKN," the director for courier and logistics business at the company, Siti Choiriana, told ANTARA here on Monday.

Choiriana noted that Indonesia is an archipelagic country, with vast land, air, and maritime areas, so her side encourages the innovation of logistics services through the digitalized and integrated end-to-end concept.

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"Preparations have been made for the (development) of ports and airports (in IKN). (The development of) other required infrastructure has also been prepared well. Hence, along with other state-owned enterprises (SOEs), we can run (digitalized) end-to-end logistics (services) in IKN," she stated.

PT Pos Indonesia (Persero) will cooperate with state-run port operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo), state-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura (AP), a ferry operator SOEs PT Pelayaran Nasional Indonesia (Pelni), as well as state-owned bus operator Damri to provide the service.

The collaboration will offer cheap, easy, fast, integrated, and safe logistics delivery service to IKN since the transportation ecosystem has been established and readied.

"We are also preparing a delivery service that utilizes drones. The delivery service will be faster and more guaranteed, while the people (customers) will be pleased," the director remarked.

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The Indonesian government stated that the construction of IKN will be conducted in three stages, with the budget totaling Rp466 trillion (US$30.9 billion).

The first stage of development will be implemented since the second half of 2022 until 2024. The stage will include the construction of key infrastructure, including the presidential palace, parliament complex, government offices, military and police headquarters, as well as public housing.

During the period, the government will also build logistical access and routes for the development of infrastructure.

Meanwhile, the second and third phase of IKN development will be conducted during the 2025-2035 and 2035-2045 periods respectively.

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Translator: Sugiharto Purnama, Uyu Liman
Editor: Fardah Assegaf
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