Four locations show their credentials to be Indonesia's new administrative capital

President Joko Widodo (third from left) and other officials at Bukit Soeharto, East Kalimantan province, as he surveyed a possible site for a new Indonesian capital, on May 7, 2019.
President Joko Widodo (third from left) and other officials at Bukit Soeharto, East Kalimantan province, as he surveyed a possible site for a new Indonesian capital, on May 7, 2019.PHOTO: CABINET SECRETARY

JAKARTA - A shortlist for the location of Indonesia's possible new administrative capital has been narrowed down to four provinces.

East, South and Central Kalimantan - the Indonesian territory of Borneo - along with West Sulawesi all claim they are fit for the purpose of taking on the role Jakarta has assumed since 1964.

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