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Indonesia appoints ADB expert as head of Nusantara authority

Leader of new capital has power to issue licenses and promote development

Bambang Susantono is inaugurated as the head of the National Capital Authority on March 10. (Screenshot from Sekretariat Presiden's YouTube page.)

JAKARTA -- Indonesia has appointed an official from the Asian Development Bank as the head of its new capital authority.

Bambang Susantono, currently the vice president for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development at the multilateral institution, was appointed head of the National Capital Authority on Thursday.

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