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Video of Special Open Forum on Indonesia’s New Capital City: Opportunities and Challenges

As one of the world’s largest and most congested cities, Jakarta’s vulnerability to rising sea levels and other climate change impacts led to the development of a new plan to build a New Capital City, “Nusantara,” in East Kalimantan. This ambitious plan, focused on constructing a more smart, green and sustainable New Capital City sought to disperse growth, development and opportunities in Kalimantan.

In collaboration with the Stimson Center, USINDO hosted a Special Open Forum to discuss the opportunities and challenges of this new plan, featuring Special Guest Dr Bambang Susantono, Chairman of the Nusantara Capital City Authority of the Republic of Indonesia. This Joint Open Forum was held on Monday, March 20, 2023, both live in Washington DC and remote, with over 400 registrants.

To view the event recording please click the video below.