Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Nusantara Capital Authority (OIKN) has set July of 2024 as the completion target for the construction of electricity and telecommunication infrastructures in the Government Core Area of the new capital city (IKN) Nusantara.

"To ensure the smooth running of the initial phase of capital city transfer from Jakarta to IKN, we are striving to finish the construction of all the infrastructures by July of 2024," OIKN's Deputy for Facilities and Infrastructures, Silvia Halim, told ANTARA in Jakarta on Tuesday.

Halim noted that state-owned electricity company PT PLN and state oil and gas giant PT Pertamina have been working on the projects of electricity and gas infrastructures, respectively.

Meanwhile, OIKN has been collaborating with the Ministry of Communication and Informatics to work on the construction of telecommunication infrastructures that include optic fibers and 5G networks, she revealed.

Furthermore, the government has been investing all-out efforts to develop a mass transport system in Indonesia's future capital city in East Kalimantan, including by preparing rapid transit buses, bus stops, as well as "park and ride" spots.

The development of IKN serves as one of the government's efforts to promote and realize inclusive and equitable economic growth, with the objective of stimulating the emergence of new spots of economic growth outside Java Island.

To that end, the Public Works and Public Housing Ministry is currently developing a comprehensive urban ecosystem that applies the concepts of Forest City, Sponge City, and Smart City.

The construction of various facilities and infrastructures, including the presidential palace, housing for civil servants, offices, roads, commercial district, and parks, are expected to complete before August next year.

In executing construction projects in IKN, the government is referring to the eight key performance indicators (KPI) as a guideline.

The indicators guide the government to develop IKN as a city that is eco-friendly, connected, active and accessible, circular and resilient, safe and affordable, comfortable and efficient, upholding the Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (Unity and Diversity) motto, generating minimum carbon emissions, and providing economic opportunities for all.

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