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  • 17 March, 2023

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Jakarta To Borneo

Jakarta To Borneo

  • The Government of Indonesia disclosed the location of the nation's new capital to demonstrate the progress made on the city's construction.


  • On the Indonesian side of Borneo, in the province of East Kalimantan, is where Nusantara, the future capital, is situated.
  • East Kalimantan is a region on Borneo island that is shared by Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei. It has abundant water resources and livable terrain.

Motives for Change

  • Roughly 10 million people are living in Jakarta, and there are three times as many in the surrounding metropolitan area.
  • The fastest-sinking metropolis in the world is Jakarta, and if things continue as they are, a third of the city may be underwater by 2050. The main causes of sinking are thought to be unchecked groundwater extraction and the rising Java Sea owing to climate change.
  • It frequently floods, and its streets are so congested that the economy is thought to suffer a $4.5 billion annual loss from congestion.
  • Both the air and water in Jakarta are very polluted.


  • The vegetation and wildlife of East Kalimantan are abundant. Shifting the capital to East Kalimantan will result in extensive deforestation, endanger animal and plant habitats, and harm the ecosystem.

Worries about the relocation of the indigenous Balik people due to the construction

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Source: Indian Express

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