The planned new capital of Indonesia
A guide to Indonesia's proposed capital city to be built in the jungle of Borneo.
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Indonesia is planning to move its capital from Jakarta in Java to a new city in East Kalimantan on the island of Borneo. This project was supposed to have started in 2020, but you guessed it, COVID-19 put a stop to that. Like many of the future projects that are featured in Living In Asia, this may not even happen, but I have compiled a fact sheet with links and resources.
“The proposed Penang South Reclamation (PSR) is set to get going with the state expecting formal approval for the environment management plan (EMP) once the movement control order is over.”
Added to Penang South Islands
"The Mindanao Railway Project (MRP)-Tagum-Davao-Digos (TDD) segment is expected to start its construction by the second quarter of 2021, the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda)-Davao said."
Added to Mindanao Railway Project
“Bangladesh Railway (BR) has completed a feasibility study for the planned 81km Dhaka circular railway, which is intended to ease the city’s high levels of congestion.”
“US simply cannot match what Beijing is able to offer its neighbors.”
While Penang has been in the news for its mega land reclamation project, there is a similar project planned near Langkawi.
“Railways union rejects closure plan.”
“As big tech begins to shift away from China-based production centers, a host of international firms, including major suppliers for Apple, Sony, and Microsoft, are finding a new home in Vietnam.”