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Indonesia to train 9,300 workers for new capital infrastructure development

TEMPO.CO, Sepaku – The Nusantara New Capital Authority, or IKN Nusantara, will conduct a six-day training for 1,535 out of a total of 9,300 labor candidates who will participate in the first phase of infrastructure development in the new Indonesian capital.

“The total number of manpower candidates who would be trained for IKN infrastructure development is 9,300 people,” IKN Authority MP Dhony Rahajoe said while opening the training. and Construction Workforce Certification for the Preparation of IKN Infrastructure Development in Sepaku on Saturday, August 27.

He said the development of IKN is aimed at realizing and pursuing Indonesian President Bung Karno’s idea to move the capital.

Quoting President Joko Widodo, Dhony said the development of the capital in East Kalimantan had at least three objectives. The first is to defend the identity of the nation’s diversity.

East Kalimantan province, he continued, has always been a safe region, even though the population is of various religions and ethnicities. People from all religions are present here as well as ethnic groups, such as Javanese, Bugis, Banjarese, Kutai, Dayak and many tribes.

The second is that IKN would be built as a smart and sustainable city. Development is not only for people but also for nature, which means that flora and fauna, or other creatures, remain a concern to be in harmony in the balance of nature.

“Finally, IKN which will be built in Kalimantan will be the new center of the economy, so the center of the economy will not only be in Jakarta but it will also develop in IKN, and eventually we can enjoy it together,” said Dhony.

Meanwhile, Construction Skills and Productivity Manager who is also the chief organizer of the training, Dedy Natrifahrizal, said they were aiming for the training for a total of 9,300 people to be completed in December 2022.

“For the first phase, 1,535 people will be trained. While a total of 9,300 people will be trained in five stages, starting today [in] the first stage, followed by the next stage, up to the fifth stage which is due to end next December,” he said.

In the first stage, out of 1,535 participants, 817 people are from East Kalimantan as participants in the construction and certification training, and then the remaining 718 participants will participate in the construction infrastructure modeling training of various universities in Indonesia.


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