The Belt and Road Initiative brings China-Eurasia connectivity to the forefront through infrastructure developments and further potential for cooperation within the region. However, its implications have been challenged by various concerns regarding financial, as well as human and land management issues. In compliance with the development of the program, CSIS has conducted studies in North Sumatra, North Sulawesi, and North Kalimantan, to analyse the extent of readiness and perceptions of the Belt and Road Initiative in Indonesia. The study suggests that the socialization process within the provinces regarding the Belt and Road Initiative has not been conducted in an orderly fashion, resulting in the lack of capacity to plan and execute the project. The lack of skilled workers and capital has also caused a strain in the preparation of the initiative.