Anies to Focus Jakarta as Economic Center After Capital City Move

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan stated that Jakarta will focus more as economic, business, and tourism center after no longer being the capital city.

    Anies also claimed that the number of tourist arrival to Jakarta is higher than Bali. "We are number one for tourist destination," said Anies on Jakarta Regional Working Meeting (Rakerda) of Gerindra in Jakarta, Sunday, January 26, 2020.

    President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) planned to move the capital city to East Kalimantan. Deputy for Regional Development Planning Agency Rudy Suprihadi revealed that the Presidential Regulation for the establishment of new capital authority Agency will be signed by the president at the end of January 2020. "InsyaaAllah [God willing]," said Rudy at Shangri-Hotel Hotel. La, Jakarta, Wednesday, January 22, 2020.

    Vice Chairman of Jakarta Regional Legislative Council (DPRD) Muhammad Taufik said that the capital city term for Jakarta will be ended in June 2020. "We agreed that Jakarta will end as a capital city in June," said Taufik in his speech at Gerindra Regional Working Meeting.

    According to Taufik, he hopes that after the move of the capital city to East Kalimantan, Jakarta's fate can be immediately determined and could become the center of economic and trade.

    Taufik went on, it will require a careful discussion to change Jakarta in specific and asked the public to pay attention too in the capital move. "I'm inviting the political parties to discuss intensively because it could affect the political structure," he remarked.

    Imam Hamdi | Safira Andini (Intern Translator)