Rescue workers transport Jakartans during a flood in 2013. Jakarta, widely seen as the world‘s fastest sinking city, may soon no longer be Indonesia’s capital, the country’s planning minister announced this week. Indonesian Minister of National Development and Planning Bamband Brodjonegoro said newly elected President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has decided to relocate the capital, although an alternative location has yet to be determined. Local media suggests Palangkaraya, on the island of Borneo about 860 miles northeast of Jakarta, is a frontrunner, the BBC reported.
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