Indonesia to replace sinking Jakarta with new capital city
President of Indonesia Joko Widodo is planning to relocate the nation’s capital away from Jakarta, the world’s fastest-sinking city.
Bambang Brodjonegoro, national development planning minister of Indonesia, revealed the president’s plans to move the capital off the island of Java.
Speaking to Jakarta Globe after a cabinet meeting on Monday, Brodjonegoro said ministers have been told to suggest viable alternatives.
“We want to have a new city, which besides reflecting Indonesia’s identity, is a modern, international-class city, or a smart, green and beautiful city,” he told the news website.