President Jokowi: Time Capsule Monument Has Spirit of Avengers

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 16 November 2018
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President Jokowi answers reporters' questions after inaugurating the Time Capsule Monument in Merauke, Papua Province, Friday (16/11). (Photo by: BPMI)

President Jokowi answers reporters’ questions after inaugurating the Time Capsule Monument in Merauke, Papua Province, Friday (16/11). (Photo by: BPMI)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo inaugurated the Time Capsule Monument – which contained seven dreams of the nation’s children from 34 provinces – on the eastern tip of Indonesia, Merauke, Papua Province, Friday (16/11).

“So, later in 2085, it will be opened by our successors. Can we make those seven big dreams come true? So, this is not just an ordinary monument. This is our shared dream monument,” the President said.

The President explained that in order to be read and lasted for decades, the seven dreams are put in a very futuristic capsule. “I follow the news on social media that many people say it looks more like the Avengers headquarters, which is also very futuristic,” said the President.

The monument, the President continued, has the same soul and spirit as the Avengers.

“They do not only have big dreams but take a great action to protect the people, the weak. Similarly, through this monument, we do not only put our dreams as a great nation, but we will work hard, work together, strive to realize that big dreams,” the President said.

The seven dreams are as follows:

  1. Indonesian human resources’ intelligence surpasses other nations’ in the world;
  2. Indonesian society upholds pluralism, culture, ethical values, and is religious;
  3. Indonesia as a center of education, technology, and world civilization;
  4. Indonesian Government apparatus and the public are free from corrupt behavior;
  5. Infrastructure development that is evenly distributed throughout Indonesia;
  6. Indonesia is an independent country and the most influential country in the Asia Pacific;
  7. Indonesia as a barometer of world economic growth.

Also accompanying the President and First Lady Ibu Iriana were Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, the Indonesian National Police (Polri) Chief Tito Karnavian, the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI) Commander Hadi Tjahjanto, West Papua Governor Lukas Enembe, and Merauke Regent Frederikus Gebze. (Bureau of Press, Media, &Information of Presidential Secretariat/ES).

Translated by: Muhardi

Edited by: Mia Medyana B.

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