What is the news?
Indonesian parliament has approved a bill to relocate the Nation’s capital from Jakarta to Kalimantan area on Borneo Island. The new centre will be called “Nusantara”. It is a Javanese name for the Indonesian archipelago chosen by the president.
What is the reason for this relocation?
Jakarta suffers from issues like Chronic congestion, floods and air pollution.
Source- This post is based on the article “Indonesia passes law to relocate capital to remote Borneo” published in The Hindu on 18th Jan 2022.