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Jakarta Post

In 2007, South Korea started construction on its new 72-square-kilometer administrative capital, Sejong, to promote equal development and competitiveness. Korea has relocated 42 central government bodies to the city, which strives to be “self-sufficient”, as of 2019. It is expected to be completed in 2030.

Building a new capital – or, in Korea’s case, relocating some administrative functions to Sejong – is an extraordinary undertaking for any country. As Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has announced the government’s plan to move Indonesia’s capital from Jakarta to East Kalimantan, The Jakarta Post’s Apriza Pinandita met with Korean Ambassador to Indonesia Kim Chang-beom to discuss Korea’s experience. (JP/I Gede Dharma JS)

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(JP/Apriza Pinandita)