Wednesday, 19 February 2020

President Joko Widodo or Jokowi arrives in the location of new capital in Sepaku, Penajam Paser Utara, East Kalimantan province on Borneo island, Tuesday, December 17, 2019. President Jokowi said on Wednesday he had ordered his cabinet to speed up a $33 billion project to move the capital city from Jakarta to forested Borneo island so that the new "Silicon Valley"-like city could be ready by 2023. ANTARA FOTO/Akbar Nugroho Gumay

President Joko Widodo's car passed through a muddy road while reviewing the location of new capital city in Sepaku, Penajam Paser Utara, East Kalimantan province on Borneo island, Tuesday, December 17, 2019. The president announced in August the government intended to move the administrative capital to East Kalimantan province, on Borneo, by 2024 to relieve the heavy burden on the current capital Jakarta due to overcrowding and pollution. ANTARA FOTO/Akbar Nugroho Gumay

President Joko Widodo or Jokowi reviews the location of new capital in Sepaku, Penajam Paser Utara, East Kalimantan province on Borneo island, Tuesday, December 17, 2019. He visited the site of the new city for two days from Tuesday, observing from a helicopter the spot where a new state palace was due to be built, according to government statements. ANTARA FOTO/Akbar Nugroho Gumay

President Joko Widodo's car passed through a muddy road while reviewing the location of new capital city in Sepaku, Penajam Paser Utara, East Kalimantan province on Borneo island, Tuesday, December 17, 2019. In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Widodo said the government would form a new agency to oversee the relocation project next month and it would then officially submit a bill backing the move to parliament. ANTARA FOTO/Akbar Nugroho Gumay

President Joko Widodo or Jokowi arrives in the location of new capital in Sepaku, Penajam Paser Utara, East Kalimantan province on Borneo island, Tuesday, December 17, 2019. The 256,000 hectare site of the capital is on highland overseeing a bay, Widodo said, noting government offices would begin to be built next year and should be ready by 2023. ANTARA FOTO/Akbar Nugroho Gumay

President Joko Widodo (left) talks with East Kalimantan Governor Isran Noor while reviewing the location of new capital in Sepaku, Penajam Paser Utara, East Kalimantan province on Borneo island, Tuesday, December 17, 2019. On Tuesday, Widodo expressed hope that the new capital could be the "next Silicon Valley" due to a cluster of research and innovation facilities envisaged for the area. ANTARA FOTO/Akbar Nugroho Gumay