Balikpapan, East Kalimantan (ANTARA) - Secretary of the Nusantara Capital City Authority (OIKN) Achmad Jaka Santos Adiwijaya on Tuesday said that OIKN has invited the Disney World theme park's management and Stanford University to invest in the future Indonesian capital.

"In the early talks with Disney, we offer how about Disney Jungle, as there are Disney Land and Disney Sea in other countries," he informed at the "3rd National Capacity Forum for the Kalimantan and Sulawesi Area" here on Tuesday.

He said that talks between OIKN and Disney have been on since 2022. However, the investment process requires a lot of consideration, he emphasized.

"The investment value very much depends on the deepening results. They will look at how much the land costs, how much area it needs, and the source of the materials. We want to give the best for Nusantara," he said.

In addition to inviting Disney to invest in IKN, his side has also invited global universities such as King's College London and Stanford University to invest in the country's new capital by opening their campuses to offer their programs.

According to him, the entry of educational institutions in the new capital would support education in the region.

"The head (of OIKN) himself went to America (to talk with) Stanford University. It is likely that the life science (study program) will be opened, and several universities are interested as well, including national universities," he said.

One of the national universities that have started building their campus near the IKN area is Gunadarma University in Penajam Paser Utara (PPU), Adiwijaya added.

"This is important; we will also open vocational education (programs) because we hope that the life industry or specific enhanced technology industry can move to Area 6 here, which is the research and innovation area," he said.

IKN’s development will be undertaken in nine clusters: the Core Government Area (KIPP), Center for Economics and Finance, New and Renewable Energy Area, Tourism Area, Education Area, Research and Innovation Area, Plantation, Trade and Logistics Area, Agricultural Industrial Area, and the Agriculture and Fisheries Area.

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