The new US Embassy in Jakarata, Indonesia was completed in 2019. It was constructed by B.L. Harbert International of Birmingham, Alabama and designed by Davis Brody Bond Architects and Planners from New York. The $302 million design/build contract, awarded through best value determination was first announced in November 2012 by State/OBO.
“New diplomatic facilities totaling 47,000 square meters will be constructed on the existing embassy complex. The embassy is located in the historic center of Jakarta, surrounded by national government offices. When completed, the project will provide state-of-the-art workspace for approximately 1,300 embassy employees. The new complex will include a 10-story tower for consular and office space, with an attached residence for Marine security guards, as well as a multi-story parking garage.”
Last month, Indonesia’s Parliament approved the plan to moved its capital city from Jakarta to the island of Borneo; to be located in the East Kalimantan province. The new capital would be 1300 miles away from the current seat of government. The new capital Nusantara, which means “archipelago is to be built in stages through 2045. It will reportedly cover 2560 km2, about twice the area of New York City.
The United States will need a new embassy in Nusantara.
Indonesia’s plan to shift its capital from Jakarta to the island of Borneo is set to inflict a further setback on a Chinese government-backed high-speed rail project.https://t.co/NGN8qzL8Qi
— The Diplomat (@Diplomat_APAC) February 11, 2022
Indonesia is planning to move its capital from Jakarta. By 2024, a brand new city called Nusantara will be built on the island of Borneo, in an area that is currently a jungle pic.twitter.com/rqlJerCQTb
— TRT World (@trtworld) February 10, 2022
The brother of Indonesia’s Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto seeks to supply clean water to the country’s new capital https://t.co/mhZJoeun9S
— Bloomberg Asia (@BloombergAsia) February 8, 2022
Planners are envisioning an environmental utopia for Nusantara, Indonesia’s new capital, but others see shadows in this idyllic vision. https://t.co/sOBTOpfxcG
— News from Science (@NewsfromScience) February 3, 2022
Pada siang yang berbahagia ini, saya menyampaikan bahwa pemerintah telah melakukan kajian mendalam, terutama tiga tahun terakhir.
Hasilnya, lokasi ibu kota baru paling ideal adalah di Kalimantan Timur, sebagian di Kab. Penajam Paser Utara dan sebagian di Kab. Kutai Kartanegara. pic.twitter.com/CjxTz3joQ4
— Joko Widodo (@jokowi) August 26, 2019