Today: Monday, 6 February 2023 year

Indonesia called on investors from Russia to participate in the construction of the capital.

Indonesia called on investors from Russia to participate in the construction of the capital.

Indonesia invites investors from Russia to participate in the construction of the new capital of Nusantara on the island of Kalimantan, Indonesian Ambassador to Moscow Jose Antonio Morato Tavares told.

“Indonesia welcomes investors from Russia who want to take part in the construction of a new capital on the island of Kalimantan. Now we are in the process of building a city – we are clearing land for future construction,” the ambassador said.

He noted that the concept of the future capital is to build a green city.

“There are a lot of forests and trees in Kalimantan, we do not want to destroy nature, but we want to build a new city in the bosom of nature. And Russian investors could help us with this,” the ambassador added.


He also invited Russian universities to participate in the project of a branch of the university in the new capital.


“We would like to create a smart city project, a technological hub that would develop technologies for the new capital,” the ambassador said.


He noted that in Indonesia they are showing great interest in the study of the Russian language, many universities have faculties where Russian is taught among foreign languages.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has announced plans to relocate the country’s capital in 2019. The main reason was the congestion of the current capital of Jakarta. In addition, the island of Java, on which it is located, is located in a seismically active zone.

In addition, every year Jakarta moves 25 centimeters below sea level and in a few decades some of its areas may be flooded. The island of Kalimantan, where Nusantara is located, is more prosperous in this regard.