Jokowi could delay move to Nusantara; lack of water and electricity mark slow progress in Indonesia’s new capital

In order to reroute plans to work from Indonesia’s fresh funds Nusantara, President Joko Widodo appears to be working with the country amid a battle to restart its source of drinking water and electricity.

Before now, Mr. Widodo, more commonly known as Jokowi, had expressed confidence that he would be able to work from his fresh East Kalimantan location by the first day of July.

Following the resignations of Nusantara Capital Authority mind Bambang Susantono and his lieutenant Dhony Rahajoe in June, his commitment to work there was widely accepted as a move to boost trust in the big task. &nbsp,

Important infrastructure is still unfinished days before Indonesia’s Independence Day celebrations on August 17 and the US$ 32 billion initiative has struggled to get investors and experienced delays.

The president has been informed by those in charge of the project, including the ministry of housing and public works, that the project’s basic infrastructure is still in need, Mr. Widodo told the media in Jakarta on Monday ( July 8 ).

” Is the ocean available? Is the power available? Is the area available? If everything is ready, we may move”, said Mr Widodo, as quoted by media outlet

According to Mr. Widodo, a political order to officially declare Nusantara, also known as Ibukota Negara or IKN, as the world’s capital will depend on the progress of the project and could be issued by his son Prabowo Subianto.

Mr Subianto may be sworn in as president in October, with Mr Widodo’s child Gibran Rakabuming Raka serving as vice-president.

” October’s presidential decree may be before or after that.” We observe the position on the ground. We do n’t want to force something that is not yet ( ready ), do n’t force it”, Mr Widodo said.

But, Jakarta Provincial Secretary Joko Agus Setyono asserted on Tuesday that the official presidential decree regarding the funds transfer may be enacted within the next few days or the following year. &nbsp,

By July 15th, Nusantara may have access to some standard infrastructure, such as drinking water, according to Mr. Basuki Hadimuljono, the minister of public works and public housing and acting head of the Nusantara Capital Authority. Mr. Basuki further stated that he would check the location on July 19.

According to targets recently announced, Nusantara’s system to be completed this quarter include the political company, the presidential palace, four three-storey office complexes for the coordinating ministers, and a devoted field where the Independence Day commemoration may take place. &nbsp,

Housing for all 36 ministers, as well as 12 of the 47 residential towers for civil servants were also targeted for completion. By the start of the plan to occupy the new capital, about 12, 000 civil servants from 38 ministries and institutions were expected to relocate to Nusantara by September. &nbsp,

The final stage of Nusantara’s construction is slated to be completed by Indonesia’s centennial in 2045.