Joko Widodo wants to move Indonesia’s capital out of Java

Jakarta: Indonesian President Joko Widodo has announced that he will move the capital of south-east Asia’s largest economy away from the crowded main island of Java, decommissioning Jakarta for the first time in the country’s history as an independent nation.

Joko Widodo during the presidential election (which he won) earlier this month.

Joko Widodo during the presidential election (which he won) earlier this month.Credit:Bloomberg

«The president chose to relocate the capital city to outside of Java, an important decision,» Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro told a news conference after a cabinet meeting, adding that the administration had yet to pick a new location.

He said moving the capital could take up to 10 years, citing examples such as Brazil, Malaysia and Kazakhstan.

Mr Brodjonegoro said the new capital should be in the geographical centre of the archipelago nation, should be in a place with a large availability of land that belonged to the government or state-owned enterprises, and was free from the threat of natural disasters, including the volcanos, tsunamis, land erosion and forest fires to which Indonesia is prone.

Источник: Theage.com.au

Источник: Corruptioner.life

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