Lord Mayor of the City of London Visits Indonesia, Explores Potential Investment in Nusantara

- 28 June 2022 18:55 WIB
The Lord Mayor of the City of London Vincent Keaveny (right) met with the Head of the Nusantara Capital City (IKN) Authority Bambang Susantono (left) (Photo courtesy of IKN Authority)
The Lord Mayor of the City of London Vincent Keaveny (right) met with the Head of the Nusantara Capital City (IKN) Authority Bambang Susantono (left) (Photo courtesy of IKN Authority)

JAKARTADAILY.ID The Lord Mayor of the City of London Vincent Keaveny is visiting Indonesia and meeting a number of government officials to discuss various topics, including how to strengthen trade and investment between Indonesia and London, the world's most international and connected financial center.

Keaveny has been in Indonesia since Monday, June 27, 2022. He is on a 2-day working visit until today.

During the first day of his visit to Southeast Asia's largest economy, he met with Bambang Susantono, the Head of the Nusantara Capital City (IKN) Authority, who welcomed the Lord Mayor of the City of London at the Ministry of State Secretariat office.

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Keaveny and Bambang discussed investment opportunities at Penajam Paser Utara regency in East Kalimantan, which is the center of development of Indonesia's new capital, Nusantara.

Indonesia, the biggest economy in Southeast Asia, is seen as an attractive destination for global investors in the future, Keaveny said.

The city of London is ready to help Indonesia to get the required capital for its 'green' and infrastructure development. Various government officials have said the world's fourth most populous nation needs up to Rp 500 trillion ($33.7 billion) for its ambitious IKN project, which will move the capital city of Jakarta to Penajam Paser Utara.

Keaveny also expressed his interest to bring education institutions from London to the planned new capital of Indonesia. He said in October he will come back to meet the IKN Authority to talk about this matter further.

The IKN Authority head Bambang Susantono welcomed the various interests of the Lord Mayor of the City of London to help Indonesia.

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Editor: Suksmajati Kumara

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