Indonesia has announced plans to move its capital from Jakarta, one of the fastest sinking cities in the world, to the BBC.
The Planning Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro announced that President Joko Widodo had made the decision to relocate the capital in the news agency.
The idea of relocating the capital of Jakarta, the home of 10 million people, has been debated ever since Indonesia gained independence from the Dutch over seven decades ago, but the pace at which the island is sinking – one of them The fastest rates in the world have allegedly created incentives.
Parts of the city could be completely submerged by 2050, with the northern part of Jakarta sinking eight feet in ten years, with an average of 1
The congestion of the city was also a major conflict, and Brodjonegoro said traffic costs the economy equivalent to about $ 6.8 billion a year.  The Cabinet Ministers decided to relocate the capital after discussing other options, such as: For example, the creation of a special zone for government offices outside the current capital or the relocation of the capital outside Jakarta. Finally, the president decided to build a new capital on another island, according to the BBC.
While no new location has yet been selected, the state media Palangkaraya, which belongs to Indonesia's Borneo, has been identified as one of the frontrunners, according to the BBC. Geographically located near the center of the island chain, Palangkaraya was the preferred location of Sukarno, the nation's first president.