The Ambassador of Indonesia said the interest of Russian companies to the transfer of the capital

Russian companies have expressed interest in participating in plans to move the capital of Indonesia in the province of East Kalimantan, reported RIA Novosti, the country's Ambassador to Russia Mohamad Wahid Supriadi.

The government of Indonesia in August last year announced plans to move the capital from Jakarta to East Kalimantan. It was noted that the first buildings of the new city – the presidential Palace and the complex of Parliament buildings – to be built by 2024. Overcrowding in Jakarta and the satellite towns causes problems in the field of health and ecology, and hours-long traffic jams, therefore the decision was made on the construction of the new capital.

"There is also interest from the Russian side to participate in the creation of the new capital in Kalimantan, for example, in those areas where Russia is sufficiently advanced – IT and energy," - said Supriadi, noting the experience of Russians in building the so-called "smart cities".

Last week, Russian Ambassador to Indonesia Lyudmila Vorobyov told RIA Novosti that Russian companies open up good opportunities for cooperation with Indonesia in connection with its plans to transfer the capital. The Ambassador also noted a number of investment projects that are already being implemented in Indonesia with the participation of Russia, including the construction of a refinery in East Java province along the line of PJSC "NC "Rosneft".