PREMIUMBuilt from scratch, new capital may be ‘smart’ but ‘lonely’ city, some fear

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first_imgNational Development Planning Minister Suharso Monoarfa said on Tuesday that Indonesia’s new capital, to be built on an area of 256,000 hectares in the East Kalimantan regencies of North Penajam Paser and Kutai Kartanegara, would pioneer smart city development in the country.“The new capital city will set a new standard for basic infrastructure and services,” he said during a hearing at the House of Representatives.The basic infrastructure to be established in the new capital city includes digitized and integrated public transportation, water management, drinkable tap water, waste management, integrated drainage and a digital hub with an integrated information system.“Our hope is to make all cities in Indonesia great, not just the capital city. If we can drink tap water in the capital city, for example, why not create the same technology in the other c… Topics : Linkedin Log in with your social account Facebook Google Indonesia-new-capital East-Kalimantan North-Penajam-Paser Kutai-Kartanegara smart-city LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Forgot Password ?last_img

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