INDONESIA moves capital and seat of administration from Jakarta to Nusantara
Do you know that the city of Jakarta will no longer be the capital and administrative centre of Indonesia? This will come as a surprise to many as the Indonesian lawmakers have passed a law, moving the nation's capital from Jakarta in Java to Nusantara in the island of Kalimantan. See details below.
Where is the new capital of Indonesia? Or what is the new capital or place of indonesia? Well its so simple. It called Nusantara, in East Kalimantan. It may interest you to know that the island of Kalimantan shares borders with Malaysia and Brunei.
The move is a step forward in one of the most ambitious projects initiated by the country and its current leader, President Joko Widobo. I think he is keeping to his earlier promise three years ago when he vow to relocate the capital city to the province of East Kalimantan. Among the reasons are high population density and land subsidence in Jarkarta, home to more than 10 million people.
Nusantara, which the new capital is called, will be built in two districts in East Kalimantan, so it's Penajam Paser Utara and Kutai Kartanegara, which is set to occupy about 256,000 hectares of land.
You recall that Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous country, is home to some 270 million people, consisting of about 17,000 islands. The new capital name had been selected from more than 80 options by Widodo and was chosen because it reflected Indonesia's geography, and was iconic internationally, said Suharso Monoarfa, the National development planning minister.