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Heri Andreas of the Bandung Institute of Technology told the Jakarta Post that, in the next decade, more than a quarter of the city's 662 square kilometres would be submerged. © 2019 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. Its Leader Wants to Build a New One.

President Joko Widodo did not mention another key, but slightly embarrassing, truth: Jakarta is sinking. Indonesia’s president, Joko Widodo, announced on Monday a plan to fix the capital: Start from scratch. As the BBC has reported, it's the fastest-sinking city in the world, with almost half of its area below sea level. They live, fish, cook, eat and wash over the waterways then discard rubbish and defecate into the water. With the threat of rising sea levels and flooding, researchers say the city could be completely submerged by 2050.

Sea walls have had limited success in holding back the Java Sea and without an aggressive plan to protect the coast, parts of the city are likely to be lost in coming decades.

Concrete and asphalt prevents the absorption of water into the soil, and the sediment that makes up the city's soil is prone to erosion. Having successfully tamed low-lying Holland, the Dutch believed they could also tame tropical Jakarta. With more mail-in ballots, officials urge patience on election night, Americans and the right to vote: Why it's not easy for everyone, Why some mail-in ballots are rejected and how to make sure your vote counts. Sea walls have been constructed to try to prevent inundation but they too are subsiding into the mud. The central business district skyline is seen at dusk on Monday in Jakarta, Indonesia.

In 1911, King George V decreed that the capital of British India would move from eastern Calcutta to central Delhi, although the new city wasn't inaugurated until 1931. It's not just private users either: more than 4000 commercial buildings, such as hotels and offices, also rely on groundwater. Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for CBS News, focusing on sports and stories that involve issues of race and culture. A few years ago a driver was killed when he was trapped by floodwater in the underground carpark of a city commercial building.
The biggest problem is water. Parts of North Jakarta are sinking up to 25 centimetres per year – or 2½ metres in the past decade.

The expected move is already raising environmental concerns. The project is estimated to cost about $33 billion. Across other parts of the city, the average sinking rate is between one and 15 centimetres per year. Jakarta faces massive challenges. Proposals to move the capital to Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of Borneo, have been floated for years.

Indonesia will relocate its capital after concerns that its current one, Jakarta, is carrying too much of a "burden." After a Cabinet meeting on Monday, planning minister Bambang Brodjonegoro said President Joko Widodo has decided to move the capital out of Indonesia's main island, Java. As well as dire problems of pollution and traffic congestion, Jakarta suffers from severe subsidence, which makes the coastal city extremely vulnerable to rising sea levels. He explained Jakarta, a modern city with more than 10 million people, is dealing with various issues, including overcrowding, pollution and traffic congestion. Joko did not name the place, but he described a piece of government-owned land called Bukit Suharto – or Suharto's Hill. He said one reason for picking East Kalimantan is that it does not have a history of natural disasters — unlike islands such as Java, Sulawesi, Bali and Lombok that have been struck by tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions over the past 20 months. About 40 per cent of Jakarta now lies below sea level. With a population of about 10 million, Jakarta is steadily sinking. The president was reported to have considered three possible plans for Indonesia's capital. The central business district skyline is seen at dusk on Monday in Jakarta, Indonesia. The worst affected neighbourhoods are reportedly sinking 10-20cm per year – one of the fastest rates in the world. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Parts of it are sinking as much as 10 inches a year and almost half of it sits below sea level, according to the BBC.

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo seen Aug. 26, 2019. The rest would come from a public-private partnership and direct business investments. The decision validates decades of warnings about the city’s catastrophic flood risk due to sinking land and rising seas. Faster than any other major city in the world. Last modified on Sat 14 Sep 2019 17.54 BST. Sultans took it over in 1527 and named it Jayakarta, Javanese for "victorious city". Jakarta has sucked people and money to the island of Java, which is home to 60% of the country’s population and more than half of its economic activity. Even the presidential palace is not immune. The area of Palangkaraya on the central island of Borneo is also reportedly in the running. Java sits on the western edge of Indonesia's archipelago of thousands of islands. What is ballot harvesting — and should you hand your ballot to a stranger? A s the NCICD plan morphed and evolved and stalled, Jakarta kept flooding, and attention shifted to the other side of the equation – stopping the city from sinking any further. It’s what residents of Jakarta are facing with the Indonesian capital sinking faster than any other place in the world, as it buckles under the weight of rapid growth. As the septic tanks age and rust, they deposit their contents into the same soil from which water is drawn. The relocation was announced Monday by President Joko Widodo. To halt the sinking, the city needs to stop extracting bore water, which means the city government needs to build a system of water pipes, dams and river diversions. All rights reserved.

The president, who was governor of Jakarta before winning the presidency in 2014, won re-election this year in part because of his record of building major infrastructure projects. Brodjonegoro told reporters Monday that neither of these options would mitigate the crowding in Java, where more than 140 million people live, according to the Post. In July, a group of citizens and activists filed a class-action lawsuit against the president, Jakarta’s governor and various government agencies demanding tighter air quality regulations and enforcement to protect the public health. He has worked in Canberra, Melbourne and Jakarta as Indonesia correspondent. Jakarta is a victim of climate change, the fault of humans the world over (though mostly the fault of corporations), but it’s also a victim of its own policies.
/ CBS News. The plan to move the capital to the island of Borneo is estimated to cost about $33 billion. In recent years, the city has sought to tackle its traffic congestion by building a subway and an airport rail line.


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