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Jakarta (VNA) – Indonesian Minister of National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) Bambang Brodjonegoro said he and President Joko Widodo had discussed details of relocating the capital on July 3.

Their discussion covered the project’s feasibility and financing.

Bambang said there would be activities to transfer the central government to the new capital in 2018 or 2019.

Bappenas and the Public Works and Public Housing Ministry will lead ministries and other government institutions in executing the plan, he noted, adding that it would take three to four years to turn a city into the capital of Indonesia.

He said the presidential and ministerial offices would be moved to the new capital, while Jakarta would remain a business and financial hub.

Bambang did not unveil which city would be chosen as the new capital, but cities previously mentioned by government officials included Palangkaraya, the capital of Central Kalimantan, and Jonggol in Bogor, West Java.-VNA