About IKN Nusantara
The plan to relocate Indonesia’s capital city to Ibu Kota Nusantara (IKN) aims to support the state’s economic target of achieving more inclusive and equitable economic growth. It also addresses the Government of Indonesia’s response to Jakarta’s challenges, including population density, congestion, and vulnerability to climate-related natural hazards. In the case of the IKN Forest City project, a comprehensive review of the current Ibu Kota Nusantara Master Plan (IKNMP) and other assessments conducted by the Government of Indonesia (GOI) related to the planning of Indonesia’s IKN Forest City must be done. This review focused on biodiversity conservation, land-use and landscape planning, financing strategies, and governance.
Additionally, environmental and climate-relevant infrastructure projects assessment is also essential to support the development of Indonesia’s New Capital relocation within the prime location of IKN and its surrounding buffer zone. Developing infrastructure related to water and wastewater management, solid waste management, and urban public transportation can be one of the measures taken in preparation for the New Capital relocation. These infrastructure components were identified as fundamental reinforcements to address the environmental challenges associated with the relocation project.