President Joko Widodo this morning, Tuesday, May 7, 2019, made a working visit to a number of areas on the island of Borneo. The visit was carried out as a form of follow up to the government's seriousness in the case of the move of the capital city of the Republic of Indonesia.
From Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base Jakarta, the Head of State and his entourage took off using the Indonesian-1 Presidential Aircraft at 09.00 WIB. Arriving in the city of Balikpapan, East Kalimantan Province, at 11.55 WITA, President Jokowi went directly to the location which became an alternative plan to move the capital city.
After that, President Jokowi and his entourage will continue their journey to Central Kalimantan Province. The plan, President Jokowi will spend the night in the city of Palangkaraya, to continue the series of working visits the next day. Among other things, reviewing the location that became an alternative plan to move the capital city.
Previously, President Jokowi reiterated that the government was serious with plans to move the capital city of the Republic of Indonesia. This was conveyed by President Jokowi in the presence of the heads of state high institutions during the break fasting event at the State Palace, Jakarta, yesterday (6/5) afternoon.
"We are serious in this matter because we have discussed it internally since 3 years ago. Then 1.5 years ago we asked Bappenas to conduct more detailed studies both in terms of economy, socio-politics, and also from the side environment, "said the President.
Accompanying President Jokowi on the flight to East Kalimantan Province was Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono, Minister of PPN / Head of Bappenas Bambang Brodjonegoro, Minister of Agrarian and Spatial Planning / Head of BPN Sofyan A. Djalil, Military Secretary of President Marsda TNI Trisno Hendradi, and Paspampres Commander Maj. Gen. Maruli Simanjutak. (biro pers)