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Government to launch design contest for new capital city

  • Ni Komang Erviani

    The Jakarta Post

Nusa Dua, Bali   /   Tue, September 17 2019   /  02:18 am
Capital connection: The construction of the Balikpapan-Samarinda toll road in East Kalimantan is ongoing. The toll road, which is to pass by Samboja in Kutai Kartanegara, would be used to reach the new capital city. (Antara/Akbar Nugroho Gumay)(Antara/Akbar Nugroho Gumay)

Capital connection: The construction of the Balikpapan-Samarinda toll road in East Kalimantan is ongoing. The toll road, which is to pass by Samboja in Kutai Kartanegara, would be used to reach the new capital city. (Antara/Akbar Nugroho Gumay)The government is moving one step closer to realizing its plan to move the capital city from Jakarta to East Kalimantan with a design contest for the new city to be launched, open to experts from Indonesia and abroad.Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono told journalists on Friday that the design contest would be launched soon. "Within the next four years, progress should be made on the new capital city. Therefore, we will start with a design contest for the new capital,” Basuki said after officially opening the Indonesian Contractors Association (ICA) International Conference in Nusa Dua, Bali.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo ha...