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Jakarta Post

Capital relocation plan requires private sector input: Business advocates

  • Marchio Irfan Gorbiano

    The Jakarta Post

JAKARTA   /   Mon, May 6, 2019   /  03:59 pm
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A construction worker puts the finishing touches on an MRT station at the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Central Jakarta. (The Jakarta Post/Seto Wardhana)

The relocation of the capital city from Jakarta should be carefully planned as it will have a major impact not only on the state budget but also on business activities, the government has been told. Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) vice chairwoman for international relations Shinta Kamdani said a thorough assessment should be undertaken by the government that must take into account inputs from businesses. This assessment, she argued, was needed because the plan to relocate the capital would also separate the seat of government from the country’s major business center. “The government should undertake a thorough assessment that should also involve the private sector with regards to separating the center of government from the business center,” said Shinta, suggesting that the government should provide a detailed plan of its policy agenda. Indo...