A mist of fumes, dust and smoke blankets the skyline of Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, in 2019. Photo: Xinhua A mist of fumes, dust and smoke blankets the skyline of Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, in 2019. Photo: Xinhua
A mist of fumes, dust and smoke blankets the skyline of Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, in 2019. Photo: Xinhua

Indonesia pushes ahead with US$33 billion new capital city despite sputtering, pandemic-hit economy

  • The plan has taken a back seat amid the government’s almost US$50 billion pandemic response, but is set to become a priority next year
  • Investors from China, the Middle East and the US have shown interest in developing the new city, in East Kalimantan on the island of Borneo

Topic |   Indonesia
A mist of fumes, dust and smoke blankets the skyline of Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, in 2019. Photo: Xinhua A mist of fumes, dust and smoke blankets the skyline of Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, in 2019. Photo: Xinhua
A mist of fumes, dust and smoke blankets the skyline of Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, in 2019. Photo: Xinhua
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