Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Ministry of Interior is ready to synchronize central and regional government policies to accommodate the implementation of the recently passed National Capital Law, according to the Ministry’s General Directorate of Regional Development.
“We are ready to collaborate in the implementation of the policies mandated by the regulations,” said the director of harmonization of regional authorities at the general management, Iwan Kurniawan, during a presentation on the constitutionality of the law on the national capital.
The presentation was posted by the Center for Constitutional Law Studies at the University of Indonesia on YouTube and accessible from Jakarta on Friday.
According to Kurniawan, one of the mandates the ministry will fulfill is to facilitate the policy development process to ensure harmonization with superior laws.
The ministry will also work with the authorities of areas near the new national capital Nusantara, East Kalimantan, which need to adjust their development plan as outlying areas of the new capital in the future, he added.
“The development plan, land use planning, government programs and targets set by the regions must be aligned with the National Capital Law, as regulatory harmonization will boost our efforts to achieve the national target. “, explained Kurniawan.
The ministry will assist in the drafting of regulations derived from the National Capital Act to ensure that the regulations support the governance of Nusantara City in the future, he said.
“We hope the President will give his assent to the National Capital Act to expedite the process of drafting government regulations to help us create a master plan for the new capital,” he added.
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Finalization of the National Capital Law would provide the legal basis for the issuance of presidential and governmental regulations for the implementation of the law, and derivative regulations should be completed within two years of the passage of the bill, at the latest, noted the director.
“The Ministry of Interior fully supports the relocation of the national capital. Additionally, some policies enacted by the National Capital Law are relevant to the duties and functions of the ministry,” he noted.
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