Okay, It's Official Now. This Will Be The Location of Indonesia's New Capital

Okay, It's Official Now. This Will Be The Location of Indonesia's New Capital
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Finally, in a few years, Jakarta will relinquish its title as Indonesia’s capital city to a new location in East Kalimantan province.

President Joko Widodo just made a national address this afternoon from the State Palace, ending months of speculation regarding the new location of the country’s capital. “The most ideal location for the new capital is partly in North Penajam Paser regency and partly in Kutai Kartanegara regency,” Jokowi said in his address at the State Palace, flanked by his Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan, East Kalimantan Governor Isran Noor, as well as cabinet ministers.

Keterangan Gambar (© Pemilik Gambar)

The two regencies intersect in the mid-point between Balikpapan and Samarinda, the two biggest cities in East Kalimantan, with the latter being the province’s capital. Jokowi said the new site’s proximity to the two cities was a major factor in the government’s decision, as it could take advantage of their existing infrastructure such as airports, and it has 180 thousand hectares of government-owned land.

According to the National Development Planning Board (Bappenas), development of the new capital city will be started in 2021, and the construction of government buildings is targeted for completion in 2024. 

The project is expected to cost up to US$32.3 billion) to be covered by the State Budget, Public Private Partnership scheme, and private investment. 

Akhyari Hananto

I began my career in the banking industry in 1997, and stayed approx 6 years in it. This industry boost his knowledge about the economic condition in Indonesia, both macro and micro, and how to More understand it. My banking career continued in Yogyakarta when I joined in a program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB),as the coordinator for a program aimed to help improve the quality of learning and teaching process in private universities in Yogyakarta. When the earthquake stroke Yogyakarta, I chose to join an international NGO working in the area of ?disaster response and management, which allows me to help rebuild the city, as well as other disaster-stricken area in Indonesia. I went on to become the coordinator for emergency response in the Asia Pacific region. Then I was assigned for 1 year in Cambodia, as a country coordinator mostly to deliver developmental programs (water and sanitation, education, livelihood). In 2009, he continued his career as a protocol and HR officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, and two years later I joined the Political and Economic Section until now, where i have to deal with extensive range of people and government officials, as well as private and government institution troughout eastern Indonesia. I am the founder and Editor-in-Chief in Good News From Indonesia (GNFI), a growing and influential social media movement, and was selected as one of The Most Influential Netizen 2011 by The Marketeers magazine. I also wrote a book on "Fundamentals of Disaster Management in 2007"?, "Good News From Indonesia : Beragam Prestasi Anak Bangsa di dunia"? which was luanched in August 2013, and "Indonesia Bersyukur"? which is launched in Sept 2013. In 2014, 3 books were released in which i was one of the writer; "Indonesia Pelangi Dunia"?, "Indonesia The Untold Stories"? and "Growing! Meretas Jalan Kejayaan" I give lectures to students in lectures nationwide, sharing on full range of issues, from economy, to diplomacy Less
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