Where is Indonesia shifting its capital?

Is Indonesia relocating its capital?

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.

Is Indonesia moving their capital city?

President Joko Widodo officially announced to relocate the capital to East Kalimantan. Part of Kutai Kartanegara Regency and Penajam North Paser Regency will be taken for a new province-level planned city which is expected to be inaugurated in 2024.

What is the new name for Borneo?

1On 16 September 1963, the former state of North Borneo became part of Malaysia. Among the major changes in the new state was the change of name from North Borneo to Sabah (Fig. 1).

Does Borneo have a capital?

The stunning renderings of the new city, entitled Nagara Rimba Nusa will be the focus of the country’s new capital city in East Kalimantan on Borneo.

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 are people leaving Jakarta?

In April 2019, Indonesian President Joko Widodo suggested moving the country’s capital from Jakarta to another location. … He also cited Jakarta’s growing list of environmental problems: flooding, poor water quality, land subsidence, sea level rise and traffic congestion.

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