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Indonesia's sinking, congested capital is moving to new city 

Business Standard | 27/01/2022 10:41 AM | Click to read full article

The Indonesian government is leaving and moving the country's capital to the island of Borneo."The construction of the new capital city is not merely a physical move of government offices," Widodo said last week ahead of parliament's approval of the plan.

President Joko Widodo envisions the construction of a new capital as a panacea for the problems plaguing Jakarta, reducing its population while allowing the country to start afresh with a "sustainable city".