Indonesia started work on theairport of the future capital Nusantaralocated in the province of East Kalimantan, on the island of Borneo.
The 245 hectare site will accommodate a 7,350 m² terminal and a 3,000 mx 45 m runway designed to accommodate wide-body aircraft. Built at a total cost of $270.6 million, the airport is expected to be fully operational by December 2024.
A flagship project initiated by Indonesian President Joko Widodo, the development of the new capital should ultimately cost the Indonesian state $32 billion. Nusantara will make it possible to move the seat of the Indonesian government away from the current capital Jakarta, a metropolis of 16 million inhabitants permanently paralyzed by its infamous traffic jams.