"We must protect it. We must be able to make access roads without destroying the habitat there," said Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimuljono in Ministry of PUPR, South Jakarta on Monday, 23 December 2019.
Basuki said that road construction will start in 2020. Road construction is important so that the new national capital can be connected with other regions in Kalimantan.
He ensured the development is environmentally friendly. After road construction, PUPR will work on the water system.
Basuki wants the new state capital to have a good water system to avoid flooding. "Road infrastructure, drainage, dams, must also be done, it will be completed in about three or four years," said Basuki.
Basuki said the development was based on five designs of the winners of the new national capital contest. The five designs will be put together.
Basuki said the government offices would be built first. He revealed the details will be made after the issuance of the new capital city law.