June 24, 2020, 10.17 PM

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Construction of Indonesia’s new capital in East Kalimantan is slated to begin in 2021.

This is part of the government’s ongoing effort to build a physical structure in Indonesia’s new capital city situated in North Penajam Paser Regency.

Indonesian Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono said that the government aims to get the construction phase started next year.

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“We are still in the planning stage where the focus is on the design of the new capital city. We are also working on drafting laws and establishing a legal umbrella together with the People’s Representative Council of Indonesia (DPR RI),” said Basuki on June 24.

“We’re aiming that by next year, we’ll be able to enter the construction phase of the new capital city project,” added Basuki.

The government is teaming up with domestic and foreign investors for the project.

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“The Indonesian government cannot work alone and thus partnering with the private sector from other countries will be important,” said Basuki.

The scheme of the project seeks to be mutually beneficial for those involved.

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