Tempo are reporting that The Nusantara Capital City Authority (OIKN) is collaborating with Finland‘s Smart City Innovation Cluster (SCIC) to develop Indonesia’s new capital Nusantara in East Kalimantan as a smart city.
“We are very open to the participation of various parties from both inside and outside Indonesia,” Deputy for Green and Digital Transformation of OIKN Mohammed Ali Berawi said.
According to Berawi on Sunday, September 3, 2023, the synergy with SCIC has again shown that Nusantara is a city for all, as various companies, institutions and governments are very supportive of the development of Indonesia’s new capital city.
The OIKN signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on measuring happiness of urban communities with the SCIC. Berawi said the collaboration aims to encourage and promote Nusantara as a smart and happy city and offer solutions to accelerate the development through cooperation, say Tempo.
“OIKN has an MoU with SCIC in developing, planning and building a smart city in Nusantara,” Berawi said. Meanwhile, Chief Executive Officer of SCIC Pertti Kortejärvi said the collaboration is a joint effort to integrate various technologies as solutions in Nusantara.
The collaboration would integrate solutions for many things, including energy, data transfer, smart buildings, smart areas, smart city, energy consumption, and water waste management, Kortejärvi said.
Tempo report that Indonesia’s future capital city of Nusantara is aimed at accelerating the country’s economic transformation. It is determined and regulated by Law Number 3 of 2022 and located on the east coast of Kalimantan. Nusantara’s area is recorded at approximately 256,142-hectares of land and 68,189-hectares of sea and is almost four times the size of Jakarta.