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Russia will help Indonesia to move the capital to the island of Kalimantan

02.07.2022 ТАСС 164 просмотров

Russian Railways and Moscow authorities could help in moving the capital of Indonesia.

Russian Railways (RZD), as well as the Moscow authorities, could be involved in the transfer of the Indonesian capital from Jakarta to the island of Kalimantan. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin following a meeting with the President of Indonesia on ThursdayJoko Widodo.

"There are good prospects for business contacts on the development of transport and logistics infrastructure. In particular, Russian Railways could join the implementation of a large—scale initiative of the Indonesian leadership to move the country's capital to the island of Kalimantan," he said.

As he thinksVladimir Putin, in this large-scale work, "the Russian capital, Moscow, could also take part, which demonstrates very good pace and quality of its own development."

President of IndonesiaJoko Widodo has announced plans to move the capital from Jakarta in 2019. It was originally planned that the megacity would appear on Kalimantan by 2024. Almost $32 billion has been allocated for these purposes. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the project was suspended, its resumption is expected in two years. In mid-January, the head of state announced that the new capital would be called Nusantara, which means "archipelago".

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