Indonesia passes law to relocate capital to remote Borneo

Indonesia's new capital will be located in Kalimantan on Borneo. - Reuters

JAKARTA (Reuters): 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 Tuesday (Jan 18).

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

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