The House reviews plan to move capital city to Central Kalimantan

The House reviews plan to move capital city to Central Kalimantan

Leader of the Commission XI delegates, Michael Jeno, during the visit to Central Kalimantan discussed inflation, economic growth and the preparation for the transfer of the country's capital city in Palangka Raya on Monday (07/29/2019). (ANTARA/Muhammad Arif Hidayat/ea)

Palangka Raya, C Kalimantan (ANTARA) - The House of Representatives' Commission XI made a working visit to Central Kalimantan Province to conduct a specific study on the plan to move the capital city.

"We want to know more about Central Kalimantan, as it could be the new capital city," a member of Commission XI, Michael Jeno said here on Monday.

According to him, the purpose of the working visit is to actually discuss a number of things in depth, starting from inflation, economic growth and focus more on the preparation for the transfer of the country's capital, that has become a source of concern both at home and abroad.

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Jeno explained that one of the countries that has paid serious attention to the plan was Japan, which has made considerable investments in Indonesia.

"For that reason, it is only natural that we conduct an in-depth study of the plans of this central government, in order to be able to carry out the duties and functions of the House of Representatives appropriately, both in providing inputs and other matters," he said.

Regional Secretary of Central Kalimantan, Fahrizal Fitri, said that his party had made a number of preparations, including on the provision of land, regarding the plan to move the capital city.

"We have reserved land between 300-500 thousand hectares to plan the location of the new capital in the golden triangle (segitiga emas) that includes Gunung Mas and Katingan Districts and Palangka Raya City," he explained.

It has also mapped the development of the regional potential and key commodities, including the plan to establish food estate for organic rice, cassava and others. So, the provincial government is not only trying to provide the land needs, but to also fulfill the needs of the capital city, such as food.

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