• Making to ground the NUA is the government's priority
  • Preparation of Quick Guide Book will be done before July 2017
  • Presidential Regulation about the NUA is expected to come out at the end of 2017


Development Infrastructure Agency, Ministry of Public Works and Housing on Friday, 3 March 2017 held expert meeting for translation of the New Urban Agenda (NUA) and the Road Map for Development of Urban Area in Meeting Room of Development Infrastructure Agency, Ministry of Public Works and Housing. 

Expert meeting had agreed to do in connection with the NUA which was held on 17 - 20 October 2016 ago, in Habitat III Conference in Quito, Ecuador. It has to realize the "Cities for All". Therefore, the Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Habitat National Indonesia Secretariat, and Habitat Partnership have been compiled draft of translation of the NUA that needed to be agreed between the ministries to become the reference for preparation of the Road Map for the Development of Urban Areas.

The delegation in expert meeting came from representatives of the Ministry Public Works and Housing, Coordinating Ministry for Development of Human Resources and Culture, Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of National Development Planning, Ministry of Agricultural and Spatial Planning, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, academia, and related organizations.

Expert meeting was conducted as part to follow-up the draft of translation that has been prepared by Habitat National Indonesia Secreatriat. Under direction of Minister of Public Works and Housing, Basuki Hadimuljono, this translation is a form of 'The Gates To Ground the NUA in Indonesia'.

Expert meeting was opened by Ir. Rido Matari Ichwan, MCP, as Head of Development Infrastructure Agency, Ministry of Public Works and Housing. According to him, Indonesia has interest for implementation of the NUA in the form of public policy and regulation. It will be support to development and urban settlements programs to be more safe, inclusive, resilient, and sustain. "The NUA agreed for the next 20 years as a guide in urban development", he said.

In the same forum, Dr. Ir. Lana Winayanti, MCP, as the Steering Committee of Habitat Indonesia National Secretariat who is also General Director of Housing Finance, Ministry Public Works and Housing, said that we need the agreement between of all stakeholders in the process of translation's darft of the NUA.

"Following in discussing translation of the NUA, we need to gather all of the stakeholders to harmonize and analysis, especially in related about technical terms beyond discipline of the urban sciences", she said.

Also present as a moderator, Ir. Wicaksono Sarosa, as Executive Board Chairman of Habitat Partnership. According to him, after finishing draft of translation the NUA, then we can executed for socialization to fit the plan.

"One step to ground the NUA is this translation. We will be able to the next step into making quick guide book of the NUA and also hold socialization's agenda, after this process is agreed and completed. So if we quick to finish this project, we also quick for the next stages ", he concluded.

Into effort to gorund the NUA, we required at least 3 stages to go after the draft translation is finished. According to Ir. Hayu Parasati, MPS, as Expert in Public Policy Urban and Rural, Ministry of National Development Planning, the end of process is government policy in the form of Presidential Regulation.

"We have 3 stages after the draft translation of the NUA is agreed, the first and urgently is completion of quick guide book for implementation of the NUA concept, the second is we should gather all actor from across sectors who related in this project, and the third is socialization or workshops at the level of ministries / agencies and also the local government (province, district, and city). We have target about Presidential Regulation will be issued on late of 2017 this year", she said.

At the closing of expert meeting, Ir. Agusta Ersada Sinulingga, MT, as Head of the Center Urban Development, Development Infrastructure Agency, Ministry of Public Works and Housing, stated that the target completion of draft translation will be finished on late of March 2017.

"We have target for all of translation’s draft will be finished on late of March 2017. Hopefully it can be faster, "he concluded.