KAPUAS RAYA, WEST KALIMANTAN
If the proposal of development of West Kalimantan becoming 2 (two) or 3 (three) provinces, are agreed, supported and legalized by Indonesian Legislative, DPR, the new one, Kapuas Raya maybe become the first inland province in Indonesia. From the map, we can see Kapuas Raya had no access to the coastal line of Borneo. This area will be boundaried by Kalimantan Barat, Kalimantan Tengah, Kalimantan Timur and long borderland with Malaysia (Serawak) in the north. This will be new province will have a high priority for the development of spatial border area along with Serawak Malaysia.
Kapuas Raya are the formation of 5 (five) Kabupaten, (1). Kabupaten Sintang, (2). Kabupaten Sanggau, (3). Kabupaten Kapuas Hulu, (4). Kabupaten Sekadau, (5). Kabupaten Melawi. Two (2) kabupatens mentioned in the last are the new development of Kabupaten Sanggau and Sintang in 2006.
The ideal of this will be new province are; the development of this Kabupatens becoming new province are responding with the upgrading of the heartquater of this will be new province become a Kota or City. The selection between Sanggau or Sintang area becoming heartquater is dependent on the needs of this will be new province. Sintang may be prefered to be selected because of the potency of this city and his position is located in the central of this area. Otherwise, population of Sintang is possible enough if this city is upgraded becoming Kota. Other researches such as land suitability and geology for site selection of new heartquater maybe needed for these purpose.
By creating this new inland province, maybe in the future Indonesia will be more concentrate on the development of border area along with Malaysia. Entikong, forexamples, this town is located in Kabupaten Sanggau near border of Serawak. This little town can be developed become a trade zone area to Malaysia, service city, and control area. Improving the public facility and infrastructure is a must for this town.