Jokowi Says Govt Will Submit New Capital City Bill Soon

    Nur Azizah - 26 Februari 2020 15:40 WIB
    Jokowi Says Govt Will Submit New Capital City Bill Soon
    President Joko Widodo (Photo:MI/Ramdani)
    Jakarta: President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has stated that a draft of a bill on new capital city will be submitted to the House of Representatives (DPR) in the near future.

    "I have heard the information from the national development planning minister. The draft has been finished," President Jokowi said here on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.

    "It may be submitted to the DPR after the end of the recess period," President Jokowi added.

    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo hosted South Korea’s Environment Minister Cho Myung-Rae on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. The meeting discussed, among others, South Korea’s interest to be involved in the development of Indonesian new capital city in East Kalimantan

    For the record, South Korea relocated its administrative capital to 72-square-kilometer city of Sejong to promote equal development and competitiveness. However, some key offices including the presidential office are to remain in Seoul.

    “President Jokowi welcomed the idea since there will be an opportunity to cooperate,” National Development Planning Minister Suharso Monoarfa was quoted by the Cabinet Secretariat's website.

    “The Minister himself has a background in urban development,” the minister was quoted as saying.

    (WAH)


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