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Jakarta Post

Work piles up as Jakarta prepares to lose capital status

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, January 20 2020   /  12:22 am

As efforts to realize the plan to move the capital city to East Kalimantan intensify with the formation of a steering committee, which includes world-renowned leaders, questions linger about what will become of Jakarta after it loses the status of capital.The congestion-riddled, flood-prone city is expected to remain a business and economic center on a national, regional and global scale. Currently, it is the largest contributor to the country's gross domestic product (GDP) among all regions.In response to the plan, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said the authorities needed to prepare suitable rules and regulations first.Jakarta deputy governor for civil registry and settlements, Suharti, who was also acting head of the city development planning board, said the city administration and relevant ministries were drafting a new bill for Jakarta to replace the 2007 law on Jakarta’s special...