CNN Indonesia plans to relocate its capital from Jakarta


  • Indonesia announced its plans to move its capital away from Jakarta.


  • President Joko Widodo’s government plans to establish a new Capital out of the crowded Java Island to ensure more equitable development of the country amid environmental concerns and overcrowding issues.
  • The new location is yet unknown. President Widodo-led government looks forward to form the Capital similar to Washington D.C. and letting Jakarta sustain as the business, trade and financial hub, similar to New York in the United States.
  • The announcement regarding the same was made by Planning Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro after the Indonesia’s National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) presented its initial study on the capital relocation plan during a Cabinet meeting led by President Widodo.
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