The current capital, a mega-city of some 30 million people on the island of Java, is heavily polluted, traffic-clogged and prone to floods and earthquakes.
Much of the city is also sinking at an alarming rate and predicted to face serious water shortages by 2040.
Indonesian Borneo, where the Government is promising to build a “smart, green, beautiful and sustainable” capital, is geologically stable and relatively untouched.
Environmental groups say the area has large swathes of forest habitat crucial to orangutans and other endangered species.
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