TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Indonesian government is currently in the process of preparing for the construction of infrastructures for the country’s new capital city megaproject in East Kalimantan, touted as the Nusantara, which will commence in 2024.
Citing the data gathered by Bisnis.com, the Nusantara capital city will undergo layers of gradual constructions in the central government area starting from the presidential palace, central government headquarters, and housing districts for government workers, military and police personnel, and the general population.
The State Palace is the main priority in the capital city move and will be built on a 100 hectares land space from the previous 55 hectares which will accommodate green open space (RTH) in the form of a larger botanical garden.
For residential areas, the Public Works and Housing Ministry (PUPR) will build 100 thousand houses as the government is aiming to accommodate 320,000 people residing in Nusantara until 2045.
A dam will also be built to support the supply of clean water for the community at the new capital city of Nusantara. The dam currently under construction is the Sepaku Semoi Dam located in Tengin Baru Village, Sepaku District, North Penajam Paser Regency.
Construction of this dam began in July 2020 and will be completed in 2023 with a capacity of 10 million cubic meters to meet the need for raw water with a capacity of 2,500 liters/second and reduce flooding by 55 percent.