Frequent question: What is going on with the move of Indonesia’s capital?

Why is Indonesia’s capital moving?

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia has put on the backburner President Joko Widodo’s ambitious $33-billion project to relocate the capital city to the island of Borneo as it grapples to rein in the coronavirus pandemic, the planning minister said.

Why did Indonesia decide to move the location of its capital from Jakarta to Borneo?

As it looked for a new capital, Indonesia’s state planning and development agency, called Bappenas, chose the Kalimantan site because it fit all the government’s criteria, “including being relatively free from earthquakes and volcanoes,” The Jakarta Post reports.

Is Borneo a part of Indonesia?

Covering an area of roughly 287,000 square miles, Borneo is the third-largest island in the world. It is divided into four political regions: Kalimantan belongs to Indonesia; Sabah and Sarawak are part of Malaysia; a small remaining region comprises the sultanate of Brunei.

Which country has changed its capital the most?

Countries Who Have Changed Capital Cities

Rank City Country
1 Abuja Nigeria
2 Belmopan Belize
3 Brasilia Brazil
4 Canberra Australia

Why is Jakarta sinking?

Like many coastal cities around the world, Jakarta is dealing with sea-level rise. But Indonesia’s biggest city also has a unique problem: Because of restricted water access in the city, the majority of its residents have to extract groundwater to survive. And it’s causing the city to sink.

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Which country is moving its capital due to climate change?

Perspective: Climate Change and the Relocation of Indonesia’s Capital to Borneo. Indonesia has recently announced the relocation of the country’s capital from the island of Java to the island of Borneo.

What is the capital of Kalimantan?

Kalimantan is now divided into five provinces.

Administrative divisions.

Province Central Kalimantan (Kalimantan Tengah)
Pop. (2020 Census) 2,669,969
Density per km2 (2020) 17.4
Provincial capital Palangkaraya
Largest metro Palangkaraya

What is the national capital of Indonesia?

Why do countries move capital?

Heavy traffic congestion is a common reason for moving a capital city. Another rationale is the potential to redistribute national wealth. Economists argue that recent, unsuccessful moves of capital cities indicate Indonesia would be better off focusing on improving its existing infrastructure.

Is Jakarta sinking due to climate change?

Parts of Jakarta, including the seaside area of Pluit, are sinking nearly 8 inches each year. The city is growing, and the problem is getting worse – the local water authority estimates illegal groundwater pumping has increased tenfold in recent years. Land subsidence is not climate change.

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