Development of Indonesia’s new capital on track, says minister

The Indonesian government has said that the country’s planned new capital was on track and that construction works will start “soon,” according to a report by Anadolu Agency.

Core buildings such as the state palace and others housing government institutions would meet the target completion date of 2024, the country’s planning minister Suharso Monoarfa told the agency.

The initial budget estimate for the construction of the new capital city is 466 trillion rupiahs ($32.3 billion), the minister said, but the figure is still being adjusted in accordance with the master plan for the new city in Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of Borneo Island.

The minister also assured that the construction of the new capital city would continue to protect local communities by ensuring that their settlements are incorporated into the development.

The new city also seeks to attract private-public partnerships and private investments to drive economic development and create jobs.

Green space for environmental balance

The new city will have a 75-per cent green space allocation in order to maintain environmental balance, he noted.

Reacting to criticism from environmental organisations, Monoarfa said that the government plans to introduce a criterion of 100 per cent green space replacement for the construction of institutional, industrial and residential buildings.

The groups said they were concerned about environmental impacts and the damages to ecosystems by the city development in what is basically a rain forest area and doubt that the government will be able to protect local communities.



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The Indonesian government has said that the country’s planned new capital was on track and that construction works will start “soon,” according to a report by Anadolu Agency. Core buildings such as the state palace and others housing government institutions would meet the target completion date of 2024, the country’s planning minister Suharso Monoarfa told the agency. The initial budget estimate for the construction of the new capital city is 466 trillion rupiahs ($32.3 billion), the minister said, but the figure is still being adjusted in accordance with the master plan for the new city in Kalimantan, the Indonesian part...

The Indonesian government has said that the country’s planned new capital was on track and that construction works will start “soon,” according to a report by Anadolu Agency.

Core buildings such as the state palace and others housing government institutions would meet the target completion date of 2024, the country’s planning minister Suharso Monoarfa told the agency.

The initial budget estimate for the construction of the new capital city is 466 trillion rupiahs ($32.3 billion), the minister said, but the figure is still being adjusted in accordance with the master plan for the new city in Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of Borneo Island.

The minister also assured that the construction of the new capital city would continue to protect local communities by ensuring that their settlements are incorporated into the development.

The new city also seeks to attract private-public partnerships and private investments to drive economic development and create jobs.

Green space for environmental balance

The new city will have a 75-per cent green space allocation in order to maintain environmental balance, he noted.

Reacting to criticism from environmental organisations, Monoarfa said that the government plans to introduce a criterion of 100 per cent green space replacement for the construction of institutional, industrial and residential buildings.

The groups said they were concerned about environmental impacts and the damages to ecosystems by the city development in what is basically a rain forest area and doubt that the government will be able to protect local communities.



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