New developers will need to build balanced housing in IKN: Govt

New developers will need to build balanced housing in IKN: Govt

Archive photo—The design of the Central Government Area of the IKN Nusantara. (ANTARA/HO-Kementerian PUPR)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Ministry has said that new housing developers will be required to build balanced housing in the new national capital (IKN) Nusantara, as per the revised IKN Nusantara law.

"New developers are required to build balanced housing at IKN," director general of housing, Iwan Suprijanto, said at a press conference in Jakarta on Friday.

The implementation of housing construction under the revised IKN Law is an initiative of the Nusantara Capital City Authority (OIKN), he added.

This is because there are several obligations for developers to build balanced housing and make homes affordable for low-income people (MBR), especially in Jakarta on Java Island, where such projects have run into difficulties, followed by delays.

"This obligation is billed and carried out by the developers at IKN Nusantara. This is in order that the IKN development target is not only for luxury homes, but also the construction of medium-sized houses and affordable houses for MBR, which can be met at IKN," Suprijanto explained.

The Directorate General of Housing and OIKN have been carrying out coordination related to schemes and technical arrangements that have been included in the revision of the IKN Law regarding housing management.

"Currently, this is in the process of public testing," said Suprijanto.

For housing construction in Indonesia, there is a balanced housing pattern regulation that makes it mandatory for developers to construct houses, with the ratio of luxury, medium, and affordable housing being 1:2:3.

This means that when developers build one luxury house, then, in the same area, they are also required to build two medium-sized houses and three affordable houses for MBR.

One of the main points of urgency in revising the IKN Law concerns special arrangements for housing investors. This would help provide convenience to housing investors in accelerating residential development.

Another objective is to provide arrangements for the transfer of balanced housing obligations, as well as accelerate development.

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