Friday, 19 July 2019 | 04:34 WIB

Coordinating Minister Luhut on Capital Relocation Studies

Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut B Panjaitan

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - The government is conducting a study to move the capital out of Java Island. This preliminary study is targeted to be completed by the end of 2017 which next or in early 2018 can be made a more in-depth study.

Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Panjaitan said the preliminary review conducted by the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) is related to the location to the availability of land.

"Yes, about the location, the area width, all kinds, it's a lot," said Luhut, Monday (7/10/2017).

Luhut ensured it still takes a long time to truly realize the discourse of the transfer of the state capital out of Java. Moreover, the goal is the government's efforts to create economic equality in Indonesia.

"It's still in early stage, the study still takes a long time, we'll see the results of the studies," he explained.

For information, Palangka Raya came into spotlight in recent time, especially after the administration of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo revealed the intention to relocate the capital.

Palangka Raya is indeed included as an option. The city located in Central Kalimantan is considered suitable as the center of administration because it has a large land and not vulnerable from natural disasters such as earthquakes. (*)