The process of unifying the land and water of the Nusantara, at the Zero Point of the Capital of the Nusantara, Monday (14/03/2022).
NUSANTARA, THENUSANTARAPOST.COM- Provincial representatives from all over the country attended a symbolic land and water unification procession with Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) in the Kilometer Zero Point Area of the Capital of the Nusantara (IKN), North Penajam Paser Regency, Monday (14/03/2022).
On this occasion, a number of governors expressed their impressions and hopes for the development of IKN.
The Governor of East Kalimantan, Isran Noor, representing all levels of society in East Kalimantan, fully supports IKN development in the area. Isran said the existence of IKN in his area would have a broad impact in terms of equity and development justice in the country.
“I think this will have a broad impact in terms of equity and development justice throughout the Nusantara. Because if we draw a cross line like this, the capital city is at the cross point. So the impact of everything, whether it’s the economy, development, and all social welfare, will follow automatically,” said Isran.
Likewise, the Governor of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Viktor Laiskodat hopes that the construction of the new capital city can create economic equality throughout Indonesia.
“For East Nusa Tenggara this is a good thing because we see that economic equity can be done so that the new capital city that will exist will provide new growth for the region, both in Kalimantan, Sulawesi, West Nusa Tenggara, East Nusa Tenggara, and even Papua,” said Victor.
Furthermore, the Governor of West Papua, Dominggus Mandacan, also supported the development of the IKN. Dominggus said that getting to the IKN location requires a much shorter time so that it can simplify government administration affairs.
“In the future, all matters relating to government administration, implementation of leadership development to the community that are related to heads of state or heads of government, or we are in contact with related ministers are not too far away, and this is also cheaper in terms of costs,” he said.
On the same occasion, the Governor of West Java Ridwan Kamil said that the development of IKN could be an opportunity to become the best city in the world.
“To be the best city in the world, one of the systems has to be smart, green, zero carbon. The second is in terms of design, usually those designed by private cities, if there has never been a state-made city, so this is an opportunity,” he said.
Furthermore, DKI Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan hopes that the presence of IKN will be able to protect the entire community and provide social justice for all Indonesian people.
“Hopefully, in this city that was built, which will become the capital city, it will be able to present the main and first message for the establishment of this republic, namely to bring social justice for all Indonesian people,” he said (Wan)