Indonesia’s Parliament Approves $32 Billion New Capital Nusantara in East Kalimantan


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.