Indonesia's new capital's State Palace and the House building ready by 2024, say top officials

A design illustration of Indonesia's future State Palace in East Kalimantan. - AFP

JAKARTA, March 17 (Jakarta Post/ANN): Despite the mounting logistical and environmental challenges, the leadership of the Nusantara Capital City (IKN) Authority has expressed optimism that construction for the core administrative centre of the new capital in East Kalimantan would be completed in the first half of 2024.

The newly inaugurated head of the IKN Authority, Bambang Susantono, told a media gathering that with guaranteed funding from the state budget at least for the next two years and with land clearance problems already settled, construction in zone 1A, where vital government buildings will be built, could commence immediately.

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