Saturday, 7 December 2019

Jakarta Remains International Business Center, Says Bappenas



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  • National Development Planning Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro.

    National Development Planning Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro.

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - National Development Planning Minister or Bappenas head, Bambang Brodjonegoro, has targeted to fully complete the relocation of the new capital city in 2024. As for the initial phase, he said the government would set the exact location and design the draft bill as the legal umbrella.

    “At the end of 2020, we will start the construction, and hopefully, the relocation process will be done in 2024 at the latest,” said Bambang in a press conference at the State Palace, Central Jakarta, Monday, August 26.

    In 2020, the government will prepare the masterplan, urban design, up to the building design of the new capital. Bambang asserted the relocation was meant for the administrative hub.

    “Only the administrative center that will be relocated, while Jakarta will be further supported as the international business and economy center,” said Bambang.

    As for the finance, the new capital will cost Rp466 trillion–19 percent of which will be covered by the State Budget (APBN) and the remaining will be through government-to-business partnership cooperation (KPBU) and direct investment from private companies and SOEs as well as APBN from assets management cooperation.

    Bambang said the empty state buildings would be later available for rent for private parties. At present, the government is focusing on assets management rather than asset sales. This matter will be regulated through a Government Regulation by the Finance Ministry, he added.

    Bappenas believed many would be interested in cooperating with the government related to the assets management.

    President Jokowi has announced the new capital city will be located in East Kalimantan province. He said the main area would measure 40,000 hectares out of the total 180ha in two regencies, namely North Penajam Paser and Kutai Kartanegara.