Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Ministry instructed to have all development construction activities in the Nusantara State Capital (IKN) meet the sustainable construction requirements.

The construction of IKN should also take into account the lean construction principle and use building information modelling (BIM), PUPR Minister Basuki Hadimuljono noted in a welcome speech delivered by his official here on Wednesday.

This is undertaken to improve the effectiveness of utilization of resources and reduce construction waste.

The ministry has currently received a major undertaking to construct the IKN infrastructure.

"The IKN that we are currently constructing promotes the concept of Smart Forest City that prioritizes the principle of unity with nature, application of smart technology, and encourages the use of renewable energy," he explained.

IKN is expected to not merely be a symbol of the advancement of Indonesian civilization but also become the most sustainable city in the world, he remarked.

Earlier, the ministry had planned to implement green infrastructure development in the construction of Nusantara.

This is undertaken in IKN with the design to promote the concept of smart, innovative, and inclusive city development by prioritizing global principle with local wisdom.

To realize a smart metropolis, the IKN is also developed as a modern city to meet world-class infrastructure standards. The construction of IKN also utilizes smart technology to realize a livable city.

IKN not only functions as a smart city but also a modern place that applies smart technology to create a livable, resilient, and sustainable city.

The ministry maintains its commitment to conducting environment-based infrastructure development by prioritizing several principles.

On a separate occasion, Green and Digital Transformation Deputy at the IKN Authority Mohammed Ali Berawi noted that the IKN Authority is ready to optimize the Domestic Component Level (TKDN) in the construction of Nusantara.

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