Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Ministry stated that the concept of balanced residential development in the new capital city (IKN) Nusantara in East Kalimantan can help overcome the housing backlog.

"The concept of balanced housing encourages access for people, who want to move to IKN, and also reduces the housing backlog," the ministry's director general of housing, Iwan Suprijanto, stated in a press conference on Thursday.

As IKN carries the concept of a green, smart, and liveable city, it becomes increasingly important for housing development at IKN to also apply the concept.

On the same occasion, the ministry's director general of public works and housing infrastructure financing, Herry Trisaputra Zuna, stated that balanced residential development should also apply throughout the country and not only at IKN.

"This is our way to increase services for low-income people (MBR) from the supply side. For the demand side, MBR people can be accommodated with the Housing Financing Liquidity Facility (FLPP) or modified FLPP," Zuna remarked.

The implementation of balanced housing is included in the nine main changes to Law Number 3 of 2022 concerning the National Capital City.

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The IKN Nusantara Authority (OIKN) is obligated to provide housing in IKN Nusantara in keeping with the increasing population every year.

Revision of the IKN Law stated that balanced housing is needed to ensure that housing developers outside IKN can fulfill the obligations of balanced housing within the IKN in a certain period and form determined by OIKN by considering the Detailed IKN Nusantara Spatial Plan.

In order to accelerate the provision of balanced housing in IKN Nusantara, the OIKN head is allowed to propose the use of balanced housing conversion funds to the PUPR minister.

The balanced housing policy requires house developers to develop housing or residential areas with a balanced composition of luxury, medium, and modest houses, with the construction pattern that one luxury house should be balanced with the construction of two medium houses and the construction of three modest houses, or 1:2:3.

A balanced housing policy is the country's commitment to provide adequate and affordable housing for the community.

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