President Jokowi accompanied by the Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung met with a number of traditional and religious leaders, in North Penajam Paser Regency, East Kalimantan, Monday (14/03/2022).
NUSANTARA, THE NUSANTARA POST- The development of the Nusantara Capital City (IKN) has received support from a number of parties, including local traditional and religious leaders.
When meeting Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) in North Penajam Paser Regency, Monday (14/03/2022), traditional leaders expressed their hope that IKN development would not only be about infrastructure, but also human resource development (HR).
“In the process of relocating IKN, we hope that not only the construction of infrastructure and infrastructure will be carried out, but we hope that the first priority is the development of human resources,” said Chairman of the Dayak Customary Council of North Penajam Paser Regency, Helena.
Helena added that the transfer of IKN became an important momentum for human resource development in Kalimantan. Therefore, Helena hopes that the government can build both educational institutions and training centers there.
“We ask to immediately build a training center and also immediately build a university in North Penajam Paser Regency,” added Helena.
Similarly, one of the traditional leaders of Banjar, Ashari, expressed his hope that the education of the local community would be better too. With the development of educational institutions there, Ashari believes that the educational progress of the nation’s children will increase, especially the local community.
“So we imagine that in the future we local tribes who are here, be it Banjar, Paser, Dayak, will become equal with the younger generations, especially on the island of Java,” said Ashari.
On the other hand, Ashari welcomed the government’s efforts to involve local communities to contribute to IKN development. This involvement is believed to reduce conflicts of interest between the capital city and the environment around the capital city.
“He will convey to the Chair or Head of the IKN Authority that the local community must be involved so that later there will be no conflict of interest and there should not be a development gap between the capital city and what is around the capital city,” he continued.
During the meeting, the President was accompanied by Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung (Wan)