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Indonesia passes law to relocate capital from Jakarta to Borneo

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube Indonesia’s parliament approved a bill on January 18, 2022, to relocate its capital city from Jakarta to a forested area in East Kalimantan province on the island of Borneo. The new law provides a legal framework for President Joko Widodo's US$32 billion megaproject. More than 2,500 sq km of jungle will be cleared for the new capital city, Nusantara. The present capital Jakarta is prone to congestion, flooding, air pollution and sinking because of groundwater over-extraction. Support us: https://subscribe.scmp.com Follow us on: Website: https://www.scmp.com Facebook: https://facebook.com/scmp Twitter: https://twitter.com/scmpnews Instagram: https://instagram.com/scmpnews Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/south-china-morning-post/ #scmp #Asia #Indonesia
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