Many Regional Heads of Architects, Not Just Me


Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini enter the candidate exchange Head of National Capital Authority because the regional head has an architectural background. Risma opened her voice regarding this matter.

“Many, many regional heads are (background) architects. It’s not just me. So, I can’t talk about me,” Risma replied casually and laughed lightly after planting Mangroves at Telaga Waja Beach, Badung, Sunday (23/1/2022).

Risma said that she must first report to the Chairperson of the PDIP Megawati if she is appointed to be the Head of the Authority in the future. He will ask Megawati’s opinion first.

“You know me. I have to report to you. Because you know who I am. Am I right there or not,” he said.

Risma refused to answer regarding her readiness if appointed. He asserted that he knew nothing about the Head of the Authority.

“It’s not about being ready. My people don’t know,” said Risma, laughing.

Jokowi Reveals Criteria for Head of Authority

The discourse about the head of the state capital authority (IKN) has emerged following the ratification of the IKN Law. President Jokowi revealed the criteria for the candidate for the leader of the capital city named Nusantara.

“At least he has led a region and has an architectural background,” said President Jokowi when meeting with several editors-in-chief of the national mass media at the Presidential Palace, Jakarta, Wednesday (19/1/2022).

Jokowi’s answer made the meeting participants assume the figure of a level I regional head with an architect background who is a Sundanese. But when asked further, Jokowi just smiled.

Jokowi also talked about choosing the name Nusantara for IKN. He said the name was not immediately chosen because of his personal opinion, but also accommodated the aspirations of a number of parties.

Regarding IKN development, Jokowi said it would take a long time. At the very least, according to Jokowi, it will take 15-20 years to complete.

Regarding the possibility of IKN development being stopped by the next leader, Jokowi is not worried. He said the construction of IKN has become a law mandate, so it should not be stopped.


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