The capital relocation will help Jakarta to emerge as a global-scale economic and business centre
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Jakarta provincial authority is conceiving a regional development plan for 2023-2026, with emphasis on transforming Jakarta into a global economic and business centre after the capital city’s relocation to East Kalimantan, a province’s official stated.

“The capital relocation will help Jakarta to emerge as a global-scale economic and business centre,” the province’s assistant for economics and finance, Sri Haryati, noted during a seminar on Jakarta’s governance held at the Jakarta City Hall on Thursday.

The regional assistant noted that the drafting of the regional development plan will also take into account the continuity of current development programs after the term of Governor Anies Baswedan and Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria ends in October this year.

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The new regional development plan is expected to address challenges faced by Jakarta as the new global economic and business centre after relinquishing its national capital status to Nusantara, East Kalimantan, she noted.

The plan will also provide a road map to improve Jakarta’s governance, human resources, and infrastructure and resources management to finance the regional economy and development and compete with global cities worldwide, the assistant added.

“Jakarta's vision for the future is not only to continue the existing development but also to develop the city to be at par with global metropolises," Haryati remarked.

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The provincial authority will offer new opportunities to relevant stakeholders and experts to develop Jakarta as a global metropolis, she affirmed.

Earlier, Governor Baswedan affirmed that apart from continuing to be the nation's economic centre after the relocation of the national capital to East Kalimantan, Jakarta would remain the hub for various other sectors in the country.

"Jakarta will remain as the hub for cultural activities and a knot that unites the Indonesian nation. This is a certainty," the governor stated after attending a public dialog in Makassar, South Sulawesi, on Saturday (Jan 22).

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