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Indonesia’s parliament approves capital relocation

Christian Fernsby |
Indonesia's parliament has approved a bill to relocate the nation's capital from Jakarta to Kalimantan on Borneo, House Speaker Puan Maharani said on January 18.

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Topics: INDONESIA   

The new capital law, which provides a legal framework for President Joko Widodo's proposal, stipulates how development of the capital will be funded and governed.

The new capital will be called "Nusantara", or archipelago in English, chosen by the president.

With an area of about 127,000, East Kalimantan is home to more than 3.7 million people.

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