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Jokowi picks East Kalimantan

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta/Balikpapan   /   Tue, August 27 2019   /  12:22 am
Moving to Kalimantan: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announces that East Kalimantan will host the country’s new capital. Accompanied by Vice President Jusuf Kalla and several ministers, Jokowi announced at the Presidential Office in Jakarta on Monday that the new capital’s construction would start at the end of 2020.(JP/Seto Wardhana)(JP/Seto Wardhana)

Moving to Kalimantan: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announces that East Kalimantan will host the country’s new capital. Accompanied by Vice President Jusuf Kalla and several ministers, Jokowi announced at the Presidential Office in Jakarta on Monday that the new capital’s construction would start at the end of 2020.(JP/Seto Wardhana)President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced on Monday that Indonesia’s new capital city will be located in two regencies in East Kalimantan, with the relocation intended to help ensure the equal spread of development across the country and to take some of the burden off Jakarta, which will remain the country’s economic center.The location was chosen based on thorough studies the government had conducted over the past three years, Jokowi said.“As a result of those studies, the new capital will be built in part of North Penajam Paser regency and...