JAKARTADAILY.ID - The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing, or PUPR revealed that the Presidential and Vice Presidential Palaces in Nusantara Capital City or IKN would be separated for enhanced security.
Through the Directorate General of Human Settlements, the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing explained that the Presidential and Vice-Presidential Palaces' separation is a form of enhanced security in case of danger at any time.
"Why are the Presidential and Vice-Presidential Palaces separated at IKN? This is a stipulation. Suppose the Presidential and Vice-Presidential Palaces are merged. When there is danger, the two palaces could be threatened," said Director General of Human Settlements Diana Kusumastuti at an online press conference in Jakarta as quoted from Antara, Saturday, March 26, 2022.
"Thus, the separation of the Presidential and Vice-Presidential Palaces is due to security reasons," she said.
"The functions are indeed needed to be separated for security reasons," she said
Being separated from the Presidential Palace, the Vice President's Palace at IKN will site on 14.8 hectares of land.
The article was translated from Pikiran-Rakyat.com's article titled "Istana Presiden dan Wakil Presiden di IKN Nusantara Harus Dipisah, Berikut Alasannya".
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