IKN Nusantara, Brasília collaborates for knowledge exchange

JAKARTA (ANTARA) – The Authority of the New Capital City (OIKN) is partnering with the City of Brasilia, Brazil for knowledge exchange and collaboration between the new capital cities.

„As the new capital of Brazil, Brasilia has experience in responding to various challenges in creating a new center of economic and political development in the country. We can learn from them,” OIKN President, Bambang Susantono, noted in a statement from his office. On Friday.

OIKN signed a cooperation agreement with the Federal District Government of Brasilia City, Brazil on April 17 for knowledge exchange and cooperation between the new capitals.

The cooperation agreement was signed by Susantono, representing OIKN, with Brasilia Governor Ibanez Rocha in Brasilia, Indonesian Ambassador to Brazil Eddy Yusuf, and Paco Britto, Secretary General of International Relations for the City of Brasilia.

The meeting also resulted in an agreement for close and firm cooperation between the two cities. During the meeting, Governor Rocha shared his experience in developing the city of Brasília.

„In addition to urban development, Governor Rocha and I agreed to work together on building smart cities and greening initiatives, infrastructure development, building resilient and inclusive communities, and climate mitigation, adaptation efforts and community planning in urban development.” Susantono noted.

In addition to signing the agreement, OIKN representatives visited Brasilia to review the relocation and planning history of the city of Brasilia, and learn about the challenges of managing the city's growth, settlements, and improving urban transportation.

The visit coincides with Brazil's 64th anniversary of the move of its capital from Rio de Janeiro to Brasilia in April 1960.

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Susantono noted that Brasilia's development journey over six decades has produced a lot of useful knowledge and will be a valuable lesson for IKN's development. The cooperation is in line with the growing bilateral ties between Indonesia and the Republic of Brazil, which will host this year's G20.

The collaboration with Brasilia is the fifth knowledge exchange collaboration at the city level undertaken by OIKN.

Earlier, the authority will form official collaborations with Astana (Kazakhstan), Canberra (Australia), Singapore and Shenzhen (China) to exchange knowledge on building new cities with green, smart, resilient, inclusive and sustainable systems.

Indonesia's new capital, IKN Nusantara, aims to become a smart, green, inclusive and sustainable city with a target of zero emissions by 2045. 10 percent of the total land area is agricultural land.
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