The new capital of Indonesia will be called Nusantara, which means translated archipelago, writes the server of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, referring to the Minister of National Development Suharso Monoarfa.
President Joko Widodo presented an ambitious project to move the capital in 2019. The project is to cost around $ 33 billion (686 billion crowns). This step should also help the economy that has been hit by the pandemic. Despite the delay due to the covid, construction is scheduled to begin this year.
The future Indonesian capital is to emerge in the jungle of East Kalimantan, about halfway between Balikpapan and Samarinda. The province is less affected by natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis.
Geographically, it should be the center of the state with 17,000 islands. The first authorities should move to the new capital of Indonesia in 2024.
In the past, for example, neighboring Malaysia, as well as Brazil and Kazakhstan, made similar removals.