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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 .

    [ ...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; 12-05-19, 18:22.


    • #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
        The answer is as simple as viewing Jakarta ARC GIS raster in the elevation points layer. my cousin (the Jakarta gov.) has been well aware of this reality since his days at NIU


        • #5
          At least firming up ..