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Jakarta no longer Indonesia’s state administrative capital effective in 2024

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Jakarta, IO – President Joko Widodo will issue a Presidential Decree (Keppres) on capital city relocation from Jakarta to Nusantara in 2024. The decree is scheduled to be issued in H1-2024. Relevant authorities have started preparations to make Nusantara liveable next year.

This was conveyed by Head of State Administrative Capital (IKN) Authority Bambang Susantono during a hearing with the House Commission XI, Monday (6/2). He said apart from the construction of physical infrastructure, the relocation of state civil apparatus (ASN) and military and police personnel will be conducted gradually.

“We have been making necessary preparations from now on. It is 559 days to August 17, 2024, and we will work hard every day to carry out the mandate,” he said, reported Katadata.

Bambang explained IKN Authority has submitted a budget proposal worth Rp650 billion. The Finance Ministry has also approved Rp250 billion for the first phase. IKN Authority is a ministerial-level agency tasked with the preparation, development and relocation of the state administrative capital to ensure that public services can run uninterruptedly.

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The relocation will disperse the economic activity in Jakarta and Java Island to create a more equitable growth. It will also take aways pressure from the Jakarta, which has become densely populated and polluted. The establishment of Nusantara is stipulated in Law 3/2022 on State Capital. (bp)

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