Location of New Capital City Not Decided Yet: President Jokowi

President Jokowi answered reporters at a press conference at the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, Thursday (8/22) evening. (Photo: OJI / PR)

Bogor, MINA – Indonesian President Joko Widodo denied a number of reports that said there had been a decision on the new location of national capital city. The new location is said in the regions of East Kalimantan Province.

“We will announce it, we are still waiting for the study, only one, two studies have not been submitted yet to me,” said President Jokowi answering reporters’ question at Presidential Palace in Bogor, West Java on Thursday, August 22.

When the reporters urged him again, the location is in East Kalimantan, the President firmly said, “Still waiting for one, two studies.”

Previously, one of the ministers mentioned the location of new capital had moved to East Kalimantan Province.

“Yes, East Kalimantan is correct,” said Sofyan Djalil, Minister of Agrarianism and Spatial Planning (ATR) at the Office of Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, Jakarta, Thursday.

However, Sofyan still did not want to tell the exact location of new capital city. He wants to ensure the availability of land in the location.

“But I don’t know yet where the specific location is,” Sofyan said.

According to Sofyan, once the exact location of the prospective new capital city will be announced by the president, his party would secure ownership of its land. (T/Sj/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)