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Jakarta Post

A green, sustainable new Indonesian capital city?

  • Julian Smith and Widita Sardjono


Jakarta   /   Sat, January 18, 2020   /  02:14 pm
A green, sustainable new Indonesian capital city? Capital idea: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (center) and his ministers inspect several designs for a new capital city presented at the Presidential Office in Jakarta. The new capital would need an estimated 1,555-megawatt power supply. (Antara/Akbar Nugroho Gumay)

The new capital city project is currently the most ambitious infrastructure project in Indonesia. There needs to be careful planning and preparation to respond to the challenges in realizing President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s big agenda. One of the existing infrastructure planning frameworks was developed by the British government is the “Five Case Model”. This is an internationally recognized project planning methodology and is supported by the World Bank and G20 countries. Within this framework, there are five dimensions “Five Cases” to focus: strategic case, economic case, commercial case, financial case, and management case. The first aspect is the strategic case — is the project strategically necessary? For the new capital city project the government has established a strategic case quite clearly. Various factors have been consider...

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