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    <p></p><p>Indonesia is the 4th most populous country in the world with a population of 265 million and 7th largest in terms of GDP (PPP) at US$3.49 trillion. Jakarta is Indonesia's capital city with a population of 10 million people and is part of the Jakarta metropolitan area (Greater Jakarta) which covers a population of 30 million people. In fact, the population of Greater Jakarta is expected to grow to 35.6 million people by 2030.</p><hr>Jakarta is predicted? to be unliveable by 2050, prompting President Joko Widodo to announce a move of Indonesia's capital to a new capital city on 29 April 2019, kicking off the creation of a 10-year, US$33-billion-dollar plan to transfer all government offices to a new capital city.Here, we look at the possible reasons that may have prompted the relocation plan.<p></p><hr><p><span style="font-size: 10px;">*Icon and banner images by Tom Fisk from Pexels</span></p><p></p>

  • #2
    I guess that Indonesia's Economy is also too much concentrated in the Jakarta's Metropolitan Area . In the way it is now , the Economy in Jakarta's area will increase at a lot bigger pace than in the rest of Indonesia , greatly exacerbating the present problems . Moving the Capital city will create more infrastructure developments in other parts of Indonesia and so facilitating the creation of other economic areas outside Java , slowing down the Jakarta's Economy .

    Title : Eight reasons for relocating Indonesia's capital out of Jakarta
    By : Eunsoo

    [ ...Table of Contents
    1. Overpopulation @ Jakarta (35.6 million by 2030)
    2. Clean Water: Accessible to only 60% of population
    3. Jakarta is sinking 17cm every year
    4. The threat of 8.7-magnitude megathrust earthquakes
    5. US$7B Traffic congestion problem
    6. Jakarta's air pollution ranks 1st in ASEAN
    7. Spurring economic growth - a US$33B relocation plan
    8. Political recognition for other regions

    Last edited by marcus; 27-03-20, 15:38.


    • #3
      To have an idea of the economical concentration , according to below) the Indonesian average GDP per capita in 2017 was US$3'876 , and according to Tempo(2) the Jakarta's GDP per capita in 2015 was US$14'570 . Although in different years (if considering same year , the difference is probably bigger) , this shows a 3.76 times difference .

      I use to meet university students in Bandung and have noticed that I almost never see them in Bandung again after they graduate and start working , as they move to Jakarta's Metropolitan Area (they frequently tell the better jobs are in the Jakarta Metropolitan Area , except for the mining and oil sectors that usually are not there) .

      Last edited by marcus; 27-08-19, 10:35.


      • #4
        At least firming up ..