Indonesia looks to Brazil's success in relocating its capital city

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has visited some sites, including Bukit Suharto, situated between East Kalimantan's provincial capital of Samarinda and Balikpapan.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has visited some sites, including Bukit Suharto, situated between East Kalimantan's provincial capital of Samarinda and Balikpapan.PHOTO: CABINET SECRETARY

JAKARTA - Indonesia seeks to emulate Brazil in how it relocated its capital so that economic growth was spread more evenly throughout the country, National Development Planning Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro said on Wednesday (July 10).

The plan to move Indonesia's administrative capital to a new location, most likely in less disaster-prone Kalimantan island, is aimed primarily at distributing development outside Java island, where its current capital, Jakarta, is located, he said at a discussion with journalists.

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