KPK to supervise capital city relocation to avert corruption practices

KPK to supervise capital city relocation to avert corruption practices

A mock-up design of the new capital city at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta. (ANTARA/Bayu Prasetyo/ac)

The KPK will partake in overseeing preparatory efforts and other related measures for moving the capital city
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) will oversee the relocation process of the capital city to avert any corrupt practices.

"The KPK will partake in overseeing preparatory efforts and other related measures for moving the capital city," Ali Fikri, acting speaker for the anti-graft body, stated in Jakarta, Thursday.

Fikri noted that it was part of the efforts to avoid practices of corruption during the process of relocating the capital city to East Kalimantan Province, particularly taking into account the infrastructure development projects in the new capital city, supervised by the KPK, Fikri remarked.

"There will be infrastructure (projects), processes of formulating the concept, et cetera. Joint supervision needs to be conducted apart from the KPK as well," he noted.

The government has set a target to implement the move in 2024, from Jakarta to parts of North Penajam Passer District and sections of Kutai Kartanegara District, East Kalimantan.

The new capital city's location has a hilly terrain, as it is a former industrial forest with an area of 256 thousand hectares in addition to a reserve area, totaling 410 thousand hectares, with a core area of 56 thousand hectares.

The new capital city will later be divided into several clusters, including government clusters spanning an area of 5,600 hectares, health clusters, education clusters, as well as research and technology clusters.

The cost of developing the new capital will reach Rp466 trillion, of which 19 percent will be sourced from the state budget, while the rest will come from the Public Private Partnership schemes, as well as private direct investment and SOEs.

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