Jakarta (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), Thursday, will participate in groundbreaking ceremonies to commence the development of a solar power plant and the Bank Indonesia (BI) office in the new capital city (IKN) Nusantara, East Kalimantan Province.

As cited from a statement received here on Thursday, the president began the third day of his working visit to East Kalimantan by visiting the development site of the Presidential Office building.

According to the statement, President Jokowi arrived at the site from the location where he spent the night at around 7:05 Central Indonesia Standard Time. He inspected the progress in development of the office thereafter.

Furthermore, he also conducted a review of the progress in the development of several projects in IKN from the top of the Presidential Office building.

After launching the development of BI's office and the power plant in IKN, the head of state is scheduled to attend the Kompas 100 CEO Forum event in the city.

Earlier, on Wednesday (November 1), President Jokowi joined groundbreaking activities of several projects in IKN, including a hospital and an airport.

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Meanwhile, on September 23, the president had instructed parties to conduct groundbreaking events of various development projects in IKN on a monthly basis.

"I demand that a groundbreaking be held every month, and I will come here from month to month," he stated.

President Jokowi expressed hope that by holding groundbreaking events every month, the government and all related parties would expedite the development of IKN Nusantara.

Jokowi also spoke of having planned on routinely visiting the Nusantara development site on a monthly basis to inspect the progress in its development.

State Secretary Minister Pratikno, Ad Interim Maritime Affairs and Investment Coordinating Minister Erick Thohir, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono, Head of the Nusantara Capital Authority (OIKN) Bambang Susantono, and OIKN Deputy Head Dhony Rahajoe accompany the president during Thursday's agendas.

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Editor: Yuni Arisandy Sinaga
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