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Indonesia's capital relocation plan 'still on,' Jokowi says

Presidential hopeful Subianto throws weight behind $32bn project

A traffic jam in Jakarta: Indonesia's capital faces the "dual threat" of rising sea levels and sinking ground, Greenpeace warns.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Tuesday said the government will proceed with its $32 billion plan to relocate Indonesia's capital city from Jakarta to the island of Borneo, while the strongest candidate to succeed him so far assured he supports the move.

Widodo on Tuesday inspected newly completed sections of a 97 km toll road connecting the two largest cities in East Kalimantan Province, Balikpapan and Samarinda.

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