President Jokowi Emphasizes Importance of Project Monitoring at New Capital after Groundbreaking

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 20 Desember 2023
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President Jokowi after planting trees at the KIPP Forest and Land Rehabilitation site in the IKN Area, North Penajam Paser Regency, East Kalimantan Province, Wednesday (12/20). (Photo by: Presidential Secretariat’s Bureau of Press, Media, and Information/Muchlis Jr)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo emphasized that monitoring the progress of a number of projects that have been initiated with groundbreaking in Indonesia’s new capital of Nusantara (IKN) is among the top priorities to do at this time.

“Most importantly, projects which have been initiated with groundbreaking must show progress and development every month. For example, the progress of Hotel Nusantara construction is already 34 percent complete. That’s good. When I asked whether it could have been completed before next August, I’ve got the answer yes,” the President said in his statement before the media crew after planting trees at the Forest and Land Rehabilitation site in the Center of Government’s Core Area (KIPP) in the New Capital City of Nusantara (IKN), North Penajam Paser Regency, East Kalimantan Province, Wednesday (12/20),

Not only in this year, President Jokowi said that in January 2024 a number of other development projects in the IKN area are planned to be initiated with groundbreaking.

 “In January we will have other projects to be initiated with the groundbreaking. Maybe we will start more than 10 [projects],” he said.

The Head of State also said that the number of domestic investors who are investing in IKN keeps increasing, some of which are collaborating with foreign investors. He also expressed his appreciation for this collaboration.

“It is evident that more and more local and national investors are coming and some of them have partnered with foreign counterparts. I think that will be very good,” he added. (Presidential Secretariat’s Bureau of Press, Media, and Information/AIT) (TM/EP)

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