Indonesia Cooperates with Finland to Make Nusantara a Smart City

October 2023

The Nusantara Capital City Authority (OIKN) is collaborating with Finland’s Smart City Innovation Cluster (SCIC) to build Indonesia’s new capital, Nusantara, a smart city. According to OIKN’s Deputy for Green and Digital Transformation, the collaboration with SCIC has demonstrated that Nusantara is registering the interest of numerous enterprises, organizations, and actors from the public sector.

The OIKN and the SCIC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on measuring the happiness of urban communities. This collaboration aims to promote Nusantara as a smart city, and it also offers solutions to accelerate the development of innovations.

Meanwhile, SCIC’s CEO stated that the partnership will focus on developing solutions for various issues, including energy, data transfer, smart buildings, energy consumption, and water waste management.

Following Law Number 3 of 2022, Nusantara is Indonesia’s future capital city. Nusantara is located on the east coast of Kalimantan Island and has an area of roughly 256,142 hectares of land and 68,189 hectares of sea. It is about four times the size of Jakarta. Nusantara, Indonesia’s capital city, aims to accelerate the country’s economic transition.

Construction began in July 2022, starting with land clearing and the construction of access roads. The initial phase, known as the ‘Government Central Area zone’, will comprise government offices, schools, and hospitals. The project is estimated to be at USD 35 billion USD and will be finished in 5 phases, with phase 1 started in August 2022. Almost 150,000-200,000 workers from around Indonesia participated in this project with an additional workforce around the Nusantara region to ensure participation of local workers. The project is expected to be completed by 2045 with Phase 5 being the last

(Source: ANTARA News)

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