Widodo, additionally identified by his nickname Jokowi, made the proposal at some stage in his divulge of the union speech at parliament, a day earlier than the country celebrates its 74th independence anniversary.
“I hereby demand your permission to transfer our nationwide capital to Kalimantan,” stated Widodo, who shall be sworn in for a second term in October after winning April’s election.
“A capital city is no longer any longer proper a image of nationwide id, however additionally a illustration of the progress of the nation. This is for the realisation of enterprise equality and justice,” he stated, without specifying the explicit jam for the original capital.
Liable to flooding and hasty sinking which ability that of of uncontrolled groundwater extraction, Jakarta is the archetypical Asian mega-city creaking underneath the load of its dysfunction.
Most tantalizing four percent of Jakarta’s demolish water is treated, in accordance with the chief, polluting rivers and contaminating the groundwater that affords town.
Congestion is estimated to payment the economic system $6.5bn a one year.
Improving inadequate infrastructure within the country of 260 million has been Widodo’s signature policy which helped him retract a second term within the elections earlier this month.
Jakarta has a population of about 30 million in its increased metropolitan arrangement.
In April, Planning Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro stated a original capital would require an arrangement of 30,000-40,000 hectares and this can contain a population of between 900,000 and 1.5 million.
“It is a large job, no longer skill to retract proper one one year, it could perchance retract in to 10 years,” he used to be quoted at that time.