Ahad 30 Jun 2024 09:05 WIB

Erick Checks the Readiness of SOEs Fulfilling Electricity and Gas Supply at IKN

The President's assignment to prepare facilities at IKN is proceeding according to schedule.

Rep: Frederikus Bata/ Red: Budi Raharjo
Workers complete the construction of a Solar Power Plant (PLTS) for the Capital of the State (IKN) of the Archipelago, (illustration)
Foto: ANTARA FOTO/Rivan Awal Lingga
Workers complete the construction of a Solar Power Plant (PLTS) for the Capital of the State (IKN) of the Archipelago, (illustration)

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, BALIKPAPAN -- Minister of state-owned enterprises, Erick Thohir, saw firsthand the readiness of state-owned enterprises to supply energy needs, both electricity and gas to government offices in the Archipelago State Capital (IKN). Erick also checked the preparedness of state companies in fulfilling various key support facilities for the implementation of the 79th Independence Anniversary of the Republic of Indonesia on August 17, 2024 at IKN.

He reviewed the finalization of various facilities built and prepared by SOEs in IKN, East Kalimantan, on Saturday (29/6/2024). During the visit, Erick was accompanied by Wamen BUMN, Kartika Wirjoatmodjo, Secretary of the Ministry of SOE, Rabin Hattari and several Managing Directors of SOEs.

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Erick said the important assignments given by President Joko Widodo to Ministries and state-owned enterprises to prepare various important and key facilities for government offices in IKN, have so far been processed according to schedule. “Starting from the Presidential Palace, home of the ministerial office, to the offices of the coordinating ministries 3 and 4 have been supplied with electricity from the PLTS and gas networks,” said Erick Thohir of IKN, in a press release.

He added that similar preparedness is also intended specifically to welcome the implementation of the 79th Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia which was the first time at IKN. There is more than a month left to prepare everything. So that everything goes on target. “This visit is with the Dirut and Wadirut SOEs to ensure that all the facilities that we are responsible for can be completed on time,” Erick said, adding.

In a full-day review at IKN, the SOE Ministry group visited several locations. There is a Solar Power Plant (PLTS), PSSI Training Center, Menteri Rumah Tapak Babatan Menteri (RTJM), and the Presidential Palace, also a field in front of the Palace that will be the site of the ceremony on August 17.

Erick asked PLN, either through the PLTS or the parent substation, to be able to supply the listics thoroughly. Not only for the total power requirements for the Independence Day ceremony venue, but also to ensure the interconnection electricity supply in Borneo is also safe. So is the telecommunication network for which Telkom is responsible.

“How is the readiness of services and infrastructure so that the HI RI event that takes place in IKN and Jakarta can take place pararel, including live broadcast via TV Pool and the concept of an event that interactive communication runs smoothly,” said the figure, who also serves as PSSI's General Chairman.

Especially for the celebration of Independence Anniversary of the Republic of Indonesia, PLN is ready to use PLTS at IKN to supply electricity of 10 Megawatts (MW) from a capacity of 50 MW, a 150 KV Gas Insulated Substation (GIS) with a capacity of 2x60 MVA, a transmission network, a distribution network, and nine substation units and distribution substations. For the total power requirements of the main venue of the RI Anniversary ceremony series of 1.5 MW, PLN guarantees the reliability of back up suplay in the form of generator sets and UPS.

PT Telkom, which is responsible for telecommunications, has set up a Fixed Broadband (FBB) network in 10 IKN locations and Jakarta with a total backbone capacity of 200 Gbps and 34 Telkomsel base stations for mobile broadband (2G, 4G, 5G) that can serve 35 thousand customers with excellent reliability. With the concept of the RI Anniversary event that coincides between IKN and Jakarta, Telkom is also obliged to ensure that the implementation of TV Pool takes place smoothly so that interactive communication between IKN and Jakarta is also obliged to ensure that the implementation of TV Pool takes place smoothly.

Istana Presidental IKN and Istana Merdeka Jakarta do not experience any obstacles. The existence of BUMN Karya is assigned to the willingness of various physical facilities for the Presidential Palace, which has reached 77.9 percent and the Ministry's Home Area, which consists of 36 units. Other state-owned enterprises are PT. Waskita Karya (Persero) Tbk, is also responsible for the construction of the Presidential Secretary Building which has reached 91.12 percent, 3 Coordinating Ministries covering political and security fields (80.14 percent), and Coordinating Ministry 4 covering human and cultural development (85.22 percent).

President Director of PT Waskita Karya, Muhammad Hanugroho is optimistic that the Presidential Secretariat Building Project, Kemenko 3 and 4 will be completed in 2024. It is committed to continuing to support infrastructure development in the homeland.

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