After 65 years envisioned by the first President “Sukarno” the new capital for Indonesia is under construction. The future capital city “Nusantara” has to replace Jakarta city, home to more then 20 million people, struggling with the economic growth weight worsening traffic congestion, air quality and flooding.
Nusantara City is the new future Capital of Indonesia and Gateway of East Kalimantan ‘s rain forest jungle of Borneo island. The Capital is build in between Balikpapan and Samarinda city as a modern smart green innovative city integrated in the jungle of Kalimantan as the only Rain Forest city in the world. The city will operate completely at green energy as solar, wind and hydro electric source to scoop with the climate change problems. The futuristic design of local culture, forest, in combination of a smart city will let grown the tourism industry of Kalimantan and Borneo Island as a whole, connected with International airport flight routes, but more-over with Samarinda city and the major Mahakam River as the tourist high way connection to the deep dark Jungle flush land of the Dayak tribes and Orangutan forest.
The New Capital will be built in the largely undeveloped area of 256.000 hecatres in the two regencies called Kutai Kartanegara and Penajam Paser Utara in the region of East Kalimantan. Nusantara will become four times the size of Jakarta and slightly bigger then Singapore. The National Government will move by 2024, and completion of the new capital is expected to be in 2045.