Jokowi Leads Groundbreaking Ceremony for First Hospital in IKN
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo laid the first stone for the construction Abdi Waluyo Hospital (RS) in the Nusantara Capital City (IKN) in East Kalimantan, on Friday, September 22. Jowoki said that he hopes the presence of the first hospital in IKN can appeal not only people in the surrounding area, but also from all over Indonesia.
"After yesterday's hotel [groundbreaking ceremony] and the PSSI training center this morning, now its Abdi Waluyo Nusantara Hospital's turn to have its first stone laid," the president said.
A Rp2tn Investment
Jokowi said the hospital was built with an investment of Rp2 trillion, but did not elaborate further about the funding. He did say that the hospital will have around 400 treatment rooms and provide subspecialty care.
At the same occasion, the head of Abdi Waluyo Hospital, Dr. Sigit Pramono, said that the hospital will focus on sports and research medicine subspecialties and support the Indonesian Football Association program.
More Groundbreaking Ceremonies
On the same day, the President also laid the foundation stone for a national training center for football, which is partly funded by tFIFA. The national football training center will be built on an area of 34.5 hectares. It will have eight fields and other supporting facilities, including athletes' dormitories.
Through 'FIFA Forward', the World Football Federation disbursed Rp85.6 billion to PSSI for this project. Meanwhile, the government put in Rp95 billion.
During his visit to IKN this week, Jokowi inaugurated a number of projects including the Nusantara Hotel, part of the Rp20 trillion domestic investment (PMDN) consortium's investment in IKN Nusantara led by the Agung Sedayu Group's owner and founder Sugianto Kusuma or Aguan.
Jokowi stated that there had been no budget constraints for the development of basic infrastructure in Nusantara, and that the projects' work progress is on track, in accordance with the plans and targets set by the government.
"Especially for the state palace, ministerial building, and basic infrastructure, there are no problems," Jokowi said in his statement to the media on Friday after reviewing the progress of the construction of the Presidential Palace.
DANIEL A. FAJRI
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