The reason, because in the era of Jokowi’s leadership, the plan of the nation’s capital that had been proclaimed by three former presidents, was realized in Kaltim.
The three former presidents referred to isRan namely former President Sukarno, Suharto and Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY).
“That’s why I conveyed to Mr. Jokowi (president). Mas Jokowi, Mr. President, the father must have entered heaven. No more, you do worship,” said Isran Noor while giving a public lecture on the potential and sustainability of the nation’s capital at the University of Indonesia (UI), Jakarta, which was broadcast live through a zoom meeting, Wednesday (7/4/2021) reported by kompascom website.
Isran said that by moving the nation’s capital, Jokowi had realized the ideals of two deceased heads of state, Sukarno and Suharto.
“It means that Mr. (Jokowi) realizes those ideals,” said Isran.
For information, Sukarno planned the transfer of the nation’s capital to Palangka Raya, Kalteng, in 1965.
Suharto proclaimed jonggol area, Bogor, as the capital of the country. After sinking, in 2010 the discourse of the nation’s capital re-emerged after SBY offered the option of relocating the nation’s capital as a way to overcome congestion in the capital city of Jakarta.
Entering the era of Jokowi government, exactly 2019 the government decided the capital of the country moved to East Kalimantan, precisely in Sepaku Subdistrict, Penajam Paser Utara Regency.
Isran continued, at that time, Jokowi conveyed to himself that the transfer of the nation’s capital to East Kalimatan, not ujug-ujug, but through a long process.
Even strategic studies have been conducted since the second year of Jokowi’s reign, in 2016.
“So Mr. (Jokowi) do not have to worry about you going to heaven,” said Isran again.
Not only that, Isran also admitted to asking Jokowi not to think long in moving the nation’s capital.
“You don’t have to think about it either. Because if you can move this capital city. Father will be remembered by the children of this nation until whenever as a form of great work of the head of state,” explained Isran before entering the lecture materials generally.
Approximately one hour Isran Noor delivered public lecture materials in front of the Rector of UI, Prof. Kuncoro, deans and assistant deans and students who watched directly (offline) at the IASTH Building on the 5th floor of UI Campus, Salemba, Jakarta.
Meanwhile, participants who watched through zoom meeting, monitoring Kompas.com above 200 participants.
In his presentation, Isran conveyed the socioeconomic conditions in Kaltim as well as the strategic location of the area as the capital of the country. In addition, Isran also explained the supporting infrastructure that has been built as well as the concept of building the nation’s capital that is environmentally friendly. [*]