Indonesian President Joko Widodo wants to move the capital to East Kalimantan. Photo: EPA-EFE

Will Arab, Japanese cash help Indonesia’s Joko Widodo realise his capital dream?

  • Past presidents have considered relocating the capital, but with foreign investments on his side, Jokowi’s effort could well succeed
  • Observers say it’s likely a done deal, but warn the government’s move to East Kalimantan will not solve Jakarta’s many woes, including traffic and pollution
Topic |   Indonesia
Indonesian President Joko Widodo wants to move the capital to East Kalimantan. Photo: EPA-EFE
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