Unveiling Indonesia’s Pursuit of Safe and Drinkable Water in IKN Nusantara

President Joko Widodo has announced the official plan to relocate Indonesia's capital from Jakarta in Java Island to Nusantara (IKN) in Kalimantan Island. This capital relocation is of great significance, aiming to enhance balanced development and overall well-being across the nation.

IKN is designed by combining the concepts of forest city, and sponge city. However, the Indonesian government must ensure the provision of essential amenities for the future residents of this new capital, poised to become the central hub of life.

The Ministry of Public Works and Housing (PUPR) has announced that the supply of clean and drinkable water for Nusantara is being prepared significantly beyond the national average. It will reach 2.6 million by 2045. Therefore, the government has prepared at least 9,300 liters per second of water to fulfill the water demand in that year. This supply is expected to remain adequate until 2100.

Tap Water in IKN

The tap water in IKN will be exceptionally suitable for direct consumption. The clean water provided to IKN's taps will undergo a treatment process within a pipeline network featuring food-grade technology.

The water flowing through these pipelines remains uncontaminated due to the presence of concrete and cement layers that preserve water quality. Once it enters the city, this potable water will be distributed through pipelines installed in a multi-utility tunnel (MUT).

The implementation of water distribution technology marks a pioneering achievement in Indonesia. It underscores the commitment from the government as well as related stakeholders to ensure the availability of safe and potable drinking water. This endeavor will hopefully expand throughout Indonesia and other countries as well.

Embracing Collaborations

It is an honor for Indonesia to co-host the 10th World Water Forum in Bali in 2024. On this occasion, the Indonesian government welcomes the global community to unite and collaborate in achieving the "Water for Shared Prosperity" vision.

With Indonesia's ambitious New Capital Nusantara project and parallel initiatives in other nations, collaborative efforts can be directed toward the common objective of improving the well-being through a secure and equitable access to water.

The upcoming 10th World Water Forum, set for May 18-24 in Bali, mandates the participation of all stakeholders to address diverse water sector challenges. This action must take precedence globally, considering the vital role of water in life.

Let's join force to ensure the success of the 10th World Water Forum. Together, we can forge meaningful impacts for the present and forthcoming generations. Register here or access further details at  www.worldwaterforum.org.

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