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Indonesia names new capital, approving shift from Jakarta

Courtesy of : CNN (19/01/2022)

Indonesia has named its new capital Nusantara, as lawmakers approve the shift from Jakarta to Kalimantan — a jungle-covered area on the east of Borneo island.The new name translates to “archipelago” in the Indonesian language.Concerns over the sustainability of the congested and rapidly sinking political center of Jakarta prompted the need for a new capital, and the nation’s House of Representatives officially passed a bill on Tuesday regarding the relocation. (read full article)

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