Head of Bappenas: The National Capital is named ‘Nusantara’

            Indonesia’s state capital (IKN) will move to East Kalimantan (KalTim). The Minister of National Development Planning (PPN)/Head of Bappenas, Suharso Monoarfa, announced that the center of government is called Nusantara. “Regarding the name of the capital city, I originally wanted to include it at the time of writing the presidential decree but was later detained and I just received confirmation and direct orders from the President on Friday (14/1) and he said the capital city of this country is called Nusantara,” Suharso said.

            Suharso explained the reason behind naming Nusantara as Indonesia’s new state capital in East Kalimantan. “The reason is that Nusantara has been known for a long time and is iconic internationally, it is easy and describes our archipelago, all of us, the Republic of Indonesia, and I think we all agree with the term Nusantara,” he said.

            IKN Nusantara will become a special regional government unit at the provincial level whose territory is the seat of the state capital as stipulated and regulated by law. In the 2022-2024 period, major infrastructure developments such as the Presidential Palace, the DPR/MPR Building, and housing will be carried out. This includes the transfer of civil servants (PNS) of ministries and institutions in the early stages of 500.000. President Joko Widodo plans to celebrate the 79th Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia in the IKN area on August 17, 2024.

Jan 17, 2022, DetikFinance