Jokowi Inaugurates Time Capsule Monument in Papua

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  • Indonesian President Joko Widodo a.k.a. Jokowi (center). Image: ANTARA/Widodo S Jusuf

    Indonesian President Joko Widodo a.k.a. Jokowi (center). Image: ANTARA/Widodo S Jusuf

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - President Joko `Jokowi` Widodo has inaugurated Time Capsule Monument in Merauke District, Papua Province today, November 16. The monument is a storage place to deposit dreams of Indonesian children.

    “President, accompanied by First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo, is scheduled to witness 36 children putting the time capsule in the shell,” said Bey Machmudin, head of the Protocol, Press, and Media of Presidential Secretariat, in a press release on Friday, November 16.

    The monument construction, which stands in 17 meters wide, 8 meters high, and 15 meters long, had been inaugurated by President Jokowi in October 2015. The building was renowned as Avengers headquarters due to its similarity with the logo of the series of fictional superhero teams. 

    The inauguration was carried out after the time capsule expedition was held in 43 cities in 34 provinces since September 22, 2015. The expedition was made for as far as 24,089 kilometers from Sabang City, Aceh Province until Merauke, Papua.

    VINDRY FLORENTIN