Indonesia’s new capital Nusantara to become tech-enabled smart city

11,900 Indonesian civil servants are packing their bags right now. The plan? To move to a planned city on an island more than 1000 kilometres away by September – and kickstart one of the world’s most ambitious plans to relocate a capital city.

“Nusantara”, or The Archipelago, is envisioned to be the world’s first capital with a “”smart forest city”” concept. This staggering project will relocate Indonesia’s capital from Jakarta, which is congested and at risk of sinking due to the climate crisis. The future capital will be built on more than 250,000 hectares of forest (three times the size of Jakarta) in the heart of Borneo Island.

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