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Jakarta Post

Jokowi's grand vision for new capital: Smart metropolis similar to Silicon Valley

  • Nezar Patria, Marguerite Afra Sapiie and Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, September 4, 2019   /  09:39 am
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President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo(JP/Seto Wardhana)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has set a grand vision for the new capital city: that it will be a “smart metropolis” and designed to be a melting pot of technological innovations that can sustain the country for the next century and beyond. As government officials scramble to finish the necessary details for the capital’s relocation from Jakarta, Jokowi laid out on Tuesday his forward-looking design for the country’s new administrative hub, which will stand in the eastern part of Borneo. The new capital is set to boast cutting-edge technology, a more efficient urban system and online applications to improve the delivery of public services, Jokowi said. It will also have world-class education institutions and modern hospitals, botanical parks, pedestrian-friendly sidewalks, as well as green transportation systems, he added. Residents would b...