President Jokowi, First Lady Spend Night at New Capital

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 23 Februari 2023
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President Jokowi dan First Lady Ibu Iriana spent the night at the Central Government Core Area (KIPP) of Nusantara Capital (IKN), in North Penajam Paser regency, Thursday (02/23). (Photo: BPMI of Presidential Secretariat/Laily Rachev)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, First Lady Ibu Iriana, including several ministers as well as Head of the Nusantara Capital Authority Bambang Susantono spent the night at the Central Government Core Area (KIPP) of Nusantara Capital (IKN) in North Penajam Paser regency.

They had conversation and had meals together that were served by the President’s personal chef.

The place where the President spent the night is a place set by the Government for investors who are interested to inspect the IKN before making an investment.

According to the Head of Nusantara Capital Authority, under the concept of ecotourism, the Government provided 17 cabin rooms so that potential investors can have an experience of living in a city located in the middle of a forest. The city is also expected to be a magnet for Indonesia’s economic growth in the future.

The concept of ecotourism will be further developed and the area will be rearranged adjusting to the progress of infrastructure development.

“Of course we will continue to build more spots like this and ecotourism will be one of the spirits of this city [the IKN] in the future,” he said.

By developing an ecotourism area, the IKN will not only be a core area of the Government, but it also will be a city of business, an educational city that is in harmony with the nature, people, and culture. (BPMI of Presidential Secretariat/AIT) (AP/MMB)

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