August 8, 2022
Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo shakes arms with South Korea’s President Yoon Suk-yeol on the Presidential Workplace in Seoul, South Korea, July 28, 2022. Yonhap by way of REUTERS

Indonesia expanded a cooperation settlement with South Korea on Thursday referring to the development of a brand new capital metropolis on Borneo island to interchange overcrowded Jakarta, paving the best way for Korean corporations to take part in constructing digital infrastructure.

The 2 nations initially signed an settlement in 2019 to work collectively on the bold $32 billion venture, below which Indonesia will relocate its capital to Nusantara on Borneo. No timeframe has been introduced but for its completion.

The revised settlement was made throughout a summit between South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and Indonesian President Joko Widodo, generally referred to as Jokowi, in Seoul.

The brand new settlement “laid the groundwork for our corporations to actively contribute to constructing the brand new Indonesian capital’s infrastructure, digital authorities and good metropolis techniques,” Yoon advised a joint information convention.

Jokowi stated the 2 nations had already began partnerships within the growth of the brand new capital, together with in building and water provide.

Yoon stated South Korea can share its expertise from constructing the executive metropolis of Sejong, which was formally launched in 2012.

Jokowi stated preliminary building work on the capital was below approach throughout a go to there final month.

The Indonesian chief additionally stated he had pushed for funding partnerships with Korea, significantly within the growth of electrical autos in Indonesia, together with an built-in battery business venture with the mining and automotive metal industries.

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