Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) has said that state-owned enterprises are supporting the development of the new capital city (IKN) Nusantara in East Kalimantan.

"We definitely support it," the ministry's special staff, Arya Sinulingga, said here on Tuesday.

State-owned telecommunications companies, namely Telkom and Telkomsel, are supporting the development of the telecommunications infrastructure at IKN, he informed.

SOEs are also supporting and participating in the building of transportation infrastructure at IKN Nusantara.

Meanwhile, state-owned electricity company PLN is focusing on the development of renewable energy in Nusantara, he said.

Earlier, PT Telkom Indonesia's (Persero's) president director Ririek Adriansyah and president commissioner Bambang Brodjonegoro as well as the head of IKN Authority, Bambang Susantono, inaugurated Micro Edge DC neuCentrIX in Sepaku and a Digital Community Center (DCC) in Bukit Raya Village, Sepaku Sub-district, Penajam North Paser, East Kalimantan.

According to Brodjonegoro, one of the important aspects of IKN’s development is the use of digital technology. NeuCentrIX Sepaku and Digital Village are part of the Telkom Group's efforts to develop digital technology in the IKN area.

NeuCentrIX Sepaku is a data center built to support and realize digital technology.

The data center has been established to serve the need for data storage and communication systems.

Meanwhile, Susantono lauded Telkom Group for providing support for digitizing the IKN.

He said digital technology, which will make IKN a smart city, will be applied to the transportation system, for building maintenance, ensuring energy-use efficiency, and supporting various activities of daily life at IKN Nusantara.

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