Indonesia’s new capital city project put on hold

JAKARTA • The government has postponed the plan to build Indonesia’s new capital city in East Kalimantan as the country switched its priorities to mitigating the coronavirus pandemic, an official has said.

National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) chief Suharso Monoarfa confirmed with The Jakarta Post on Wednesday that the capital relocation plan had been suspended for the time being, since the pandemic had forced the government to shift its policies.

Mr Suharso previously announced the postponement of the multibillion-dollar project during a meeting on Tuesday with House of Representatives Commission XI overseeing finance and banking affairs.”To this day, the programme of […]

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