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Palangkaraya prepares 300 square kilometers Indonesia's new capital

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Tinuku ~ Central Kalimantan is preparing 300 square kilometers of land to become the new capital of Indonesia to Palangkaraya. Central Kalimantan Governor Sugianto Sabran said has provided an area of 300,000 hectares as preparation as the location of the new capital from Jakarta to Borneo Island.

Tinuku Palangkaraya prepares 300 square kilometers Indonesia's new capital

Central Kalimantan Governor Sugianto Sabran has provided a vast venue that is reasonably expected to be the location of Indonesia's new capital. The plan of the President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo aka Jokowi to re-place the ideals of the first President Soekarno to move the capital from Jakarta to Palangkaraya.

"We have prepared the land, conveyed to Mr. President is 300,000 hectares. We only prepare the land, but the decisive ministry," said Mr. Sabran in Palangkaraya, Monday, May 1, 2017.

Mr. Sabran did not say much about the land that had been prepared. Currently, the planned transfer of capital to other places is under review by the Indonesian National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) and will be announced in 2019.

If the review results stated the capital was transferred to Palangkaraya requires that the national government office be moved there and will be built Presidential and ministry offices, while Jakarta remains the center of business and finance.

Central Kalimantan Province is located in the middle of Indonesia's safe area of natural disasters including earthquakes. Jakarta is too heavy to accommodate the burden of government, trade and economic centers. The stacking of three functions resulted in an inefficient city, high cost and multiple losses.

"The first problem may be about the budget and hopefully in the future there will be better management. I really want to be with the President especially in Central Kalimantan," Mr. Sabran said.

President Widodo wants a city to be more specific and focus as a center of national government more efficiently. Palangkaraya is one of the cities that have been proposed and some cities outside Java Island. The provisions of the new capital are the availability of land and sources of funding.

"Yes Palangkaraya is one of the candidates," said Bambang Brodjonegoro, Head of Bappenas.

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