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Indonesia’s Capital is Sinking in the Sea, So They’re Spending $34 Billion to Build a New One

The Indonesian government is planning a massive undertaking in transferring its seat of power to a jungle-covered area on the east of Borneo island as capital city Jakarta sinks into the Java Sea.

President Joko Widodo announced the plan for a new capital on Monday as concerns over the sustainability of Jakarta have emerged, Agence France-Presse reports.