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Nonelectric vehicles not allowed in new capital city

  • Riza Roidila Mufti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, February 27 2020   /  01:58 am
Big plans: An aerial view of North Penajam Paser in East Kalimantan, the planned location for Indonesia’s new capital city. The government has vowed to prioritize the use of electric vehicles in the new capital.(JP/Gede Dharma)(JP/Gede Dharma)

Big plans: An aerial view of North Penajam Paser in East Kalimantan, the planned location for Indonesia’s new capital city. The government has vowed to prioritize the use of electric vehicles in the new capital.(JP/Gede Dharma)As the government brushes up on its plans to ensure transportation in the new capital city fully involves electric vehicles (EVs), it has come up with the idea of developing parking lots surrounding the area, a senior minister has said.Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Pandjaitan said on Wednesday that as all vehicles in North Penajam Paser and Kutai Kartanegara, both in East Kalimantan, must be EVs, non-EVs from surrounding cities such as Samarinda and Balikpapan would be prohibited from entering.“Nonelectric vehicles cannot enter the new capital city. They must park and the passengers enter the city using public transportation. There...