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Indonesia announces new capital

Aug 28, 2019 18:01 IST

The sword of climate change is dangling over Jakarta's future with the densely poppulated city becoming the fastest sinking city in the world, with almost 25 cms of the former capital sinking every year. After deliberation over relocating the capital from Jakarta, Indonesian President Joko Widodo announced that the less-crowded island of Borneo will be the new capital of the country. The island is covered in expansive rainforests and has been hit with rampant deforestation in recent years.