Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Nusantara Capital City Authority (OIKN) will present green vehicles during the 79th Independence Day commemoration in Nusantara, East Kalimantan, on August 17, 2024.

Head of OIKN Bambang Susantono noted in his statement here on Saturday that the authority had decided to present environment-friendly means of transportation at the upcoming 79th Anniversary of Indonesian Independence.

"There will only be environment-friendly vehicles, such as electric buses, which will operate during Indonesia's 79th Anniversary in Nusantara," Susantono affirmed.

According to the OIKN head, the decision to present green vehicles aligns with the net zero emissions target by creating an environment with sustainable mobility.

With this innovative step, the OIKN is keen to prove that transportation transformation can be a key pillar in building an integrated, inclusive, and sustainable city to embrace positive change for a better future.

The celebration of Independence Day on August 17, 2024, in Nusantara, East Kalimantan, will become the starting point for the gradual transfer of the national capital from Jakarta.

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) stated that the 79th Independence Day celebration will be held in Nusantara on August 17, 2024.

The OIKN along with the Public Works and Public Housing Ministry, the Pancasila Ideology Development Agency (BPIP), the Presidential Security Force, and the Permanent Garrison I/Jakarta, reviewed the Nusantara's Central Government Core Area (KIPP) ahead of this year's Independence Day.

The independence ceremony will be held at the Presidential Palace that faces the National Axis, with a view of the city's landscape.

Several agencies, along with the District Military Command and the State Secretariat Ministry, reviewed other areas, such as the Presidential Palace, Memorial Park, and Construction Workers Barrack, in preparation for the 79th Anniversary of the Indonesian Independence.

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