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Indonesia passes law to relocate capital to remote Borneo

/ 05:35 PM January 18, 2022
Indonesian Air Force helicopters carrying a big flag fly above high rise buildings

Indonesian Air Force helicopters carrying a big flag fly above high rise buildings during the country’s 76th Independence Day celebrations in Jakarta, Indonesia, August 17, 2021. | PHOTO: REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

JAKARTA — Indonesia’s parliament has approved a bill to relocate the nation’s capital from Jakarta to Kalimantan on Borneo, House Speaker Puan Maharani said on Tuesday.

The new state capital law, which provides a legal framework for President Joko Widodo’s ambitious proposal, stipulates how development of the capital will be funded and governed.

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