Preparations commencing for Indonesia's new capitalChristian Fernsby ▼ | March 25, 2020
Work is now commencing in Indonesia to prepare for the construction of the country’s new capital city.
Construction in Asia Jakarta is crowded
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A 60km road will connect Balikpapan with Sepaku, while another 60km road will link North Penajam Paser with the IKN area and a third will be a 40km stretch from Semboja to the IKN area.
A new airport remains a possibility for the IKN area, while airport facilities will be developed for Balikpapan and Samarinda.
The Indonesian Government has taken the decision to construct a new capital as the existing capital, Jakarta, faces numerous problems.
Jakarta suffers from massive congestion and air pollution, is very crowded and is also sinking, with an increasing problem of flooding.
A budget for the development of the new capital has yet to be announced but this will be a long term project that will cost billions. ■