Kominfo Readies Advanced Digital Infrastructure for Indonesia’s New Capital Nusantara

Jakarta - The Indonesian Ministry of Communication and Informatics (Kominfo) is actively preparing a robust digital infrastructure for the new capital city, Nusantara, in East Kalimantan. This initiative is part of a broader effort to facilitate the city's development and ensure efficient governance and public services.

According to Antara News Agency, Kominfo's Director of Information and Communication of Economy and Maritime Affairs, the ministry is focusing on implementing the Electronic-Based Government System (SPBE) and establishing a national data center (PDN) in Nusantara. Tangkary discussed these developments during a virtual meeting in Jakarta on Tuesday.

The SPBE's implementation involves consolidating public services from various ministries, agencies, and regional governments. This consolidation is intended to streamline access to these services for the public. Tangkary noted that despite the existence of 2,700 data centers and 24 thousand public service digital applications, many are not widely known or accessible to the people.

To address this, Kominfo is working to integrate these existing data centers and applications, aiming to provide easy access to government services for residents of IKN and beyond. "We are preparing breakthroughs to provide the people in IKN with prime services by enhancing efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of the government through the implementation of SPBE," Tangkary elaborated.

Additionally, Tangkary mentioned the ministry's ongoing efforts to develop PDNs across various regions in Indonesia, including the future capital. These data centers are crucial for supporting smart governance initiatives. She revealed that the physical structure of a PDN in Bekasi, West Java, is underway and is expected to be completed by October next year. Another data center in Batam, Riau Islands Province, is at the tender-signing stage, with completion projected for 2025.

Regarding the PDN in Nusantara, Tangkary confirmed the ministry's commitment to its development, although the construction process has yet to begin. The PDN will be instrumental in enhancing electronic systems, data storage and recovery, and improving the quality of government services.

This comprehensive digital infrastructure plan by Kominfo marks a significant step towards realizing the vision of Nusantara as a smart, efficient, and digitally integrated capital city.