Indonesia to start construction of new capital city next year


An aerial view of Sepaku district in North Penajam Paser, East Kalimantan, on Aug. 28, 2019. - Antara

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN): Despite the economic downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the government is slated to begin construction of the new capital city in North Penajam Paser regency, East Kalimantan, as scheduled in 2021.

“We're still in the planning phase. We're currently focusing on the basic design of the new capital city and drafting a capital city relocation bill with the House of Representatives, ” Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono said on Wednesday (June 24) as quoted by kompas.com.

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