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Thursday, 26 October 2023 14:52

Nusantara Capital City Development Reached 40 Percent: Minister

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An illustration proposal of the Indonesian new capital city of Nusantara.


VOInews, Sleman: Indonesian Minister of Public Works and Public Housing, Basuki Hadimuljono stated that the development progress of the country's new capital city of Nusantara in eastern Kalimantan has now reached more than 40 percent.

"What is being done now is also progressive, everything is more than 40 percent," said Basuki at Universitas Gadjah Mada campus in Sleman Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta on Wednesday (25/10/2023).


Basuki ensured that all development programs in Nusantara ran smoothly so currently buildings have been erected in the area. "So, if in the past there were six buildings, for example, now there are more than 10 buildings," he said.


According to Basuki, on November 1, 2023, President Joko Widodo will lay the first stone or groundbreaking for the construction of the Very Very Important Person (VVIP) airport in the city. As quoted from the electronic procurement page of the ministry, the value of the physical construction package to complete its airstrip reached Rp4.28 trillion (about US$269.2 million), sourced from the 2023 state budget.


The VVIP airport has a runway of 3,000 x 45 meters and is capable of landing large-body aircraft such as the Boeing 777-300 ER and Airbus A380. The apron capacity can accommodate three wide-body aircraft plus one narrow-body aircraft; or seven small-body aircraft, and the helipad capacity accommodates three helicopters. The groundbreaking, Basuki continued, will also be carried out for a number of other buildings at Nusantara. "There are seven, if I'm not mistaken. There has been a coordination meeting for the President's visit there," he said. (Antara)

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