The new capital will have significant strategic implications. Indonesia certainly has no expansionist designs, but historical acrimonies cast a long shadow on both sides.
Indonesia plans to construct its first spaceport in Biak, Papua, to serve as the location of the country’s rocket test launches, the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) has confirmed.
The trial saw multiple tests conducted on the 28 GHz spectrum, obtaining the highest data download speeds of up to 1.62 Gbps with 11ms latency while upload speeds of 75.9 Mbps were measured.
The new political and administrative centre will be one of the biggest infrastructure projects in Southeast Asia in the next 10 years.
Indonesia and Japan signed a deal Tuesday on an outline of a medium-speed train project linking the Southeast Asian country’s capital of Jakarta and its second-largest city, Surabaya.
“Life in Krayan is hard because there is no access to the outside world. There are no roads for us to get to another Indonesian city.”
Assessing Jokowi’s $33-billion project to move Indonesia’s capital for the country’s economic development
As an archipelago, Indonesia’s economic activities are spread unevenly across islands – and so are its infrastructure projects.