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Indonesia is building a new capital… because Jakarta is sinking. According to Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo, the new capital will be built in East Kalimantan Province on the island of Borneo and named “Nusantara,” which means “an archipelago nation.” The House of Representatives approved a law for the government’s shift today. The native name was proposed by Widodo himself. The new capital is around 2,000 kilometres northeast of Jakarta and will have a provincial government, similar to the 34 provinces of Indonesia. The government will also provide land for foreign embassies and representatives of international organisations to relocate their offices to […]

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4 hours ago, Rain said:

Hmmm....

Sounds vaguely familiar. 

Slowly sinking capital with calls to relocate.

Plus chronic traffic, pollution and flooding ...

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10 hours ago, Thaiger said:

Indonesia is building a new capital… because Jakarta is sinking. According to Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo, the new capital will be built in East Kalimantan Province on the island of Borneo and named “Nusantara,” which means “an archipelago nation.” The House of Representatives approved a law for the government’s shift today. The native name was proposed by Widodo himself. The new capital is around 2,000 kilometres northeast of Jakarta and will have a provincial government, similar to the 34 provinces of Indonesia. The government will also provide land for foreign embassies and representatives of international organisations to relocate their offices to […]

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Well they have no choice 

well if done right it should be spectacular with modern techniques 

just do I correct and it could be one of the best cities on planet 

poltican involved so we all know it ends up like every other city on planet 

I’ve often wondered if hitler got his way his plan for Germany was stunning 

that was 100 years ago 

Malaysia building eco city that looks good too 

dubai has done 7/10 job they lost there way

 

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10 hours ago, Rain said:

Hmmm....

Sounds vaguely familiar. 

Slowly sinking capital with calls to relocate.

Ho Chi Minh, but not yet calls for relocation.

Just massive perennial efforts to keep afloat.

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2 hours ago, AMc said:

Ho Chi Minh, but not yet calls for relocation.

Just massive perennial efforts to keep afloat.

Yes and no. The much greater difference that Saigon benefits, from a city that sits on the edge of a swampy and very seasonal flood plain, is that principle surrounding region and land base is quite stable and not prone to the future disasters that could be foreseen throughout sister cities within the region.....

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2 hours ago, Markwick said:

Well they have no choice 

well if done right it should be spectacular with modern techniques 

just do I correct and it could be one of the best cities on planet 

poltican involved so we all know it ends up like every other city on planet 

I’ve often wondered if hitler got his way his plan for Germany was stunning 

that was 100 years ago 

Malaysia building eco city that looks good too 

dubai has done 7/10 job they lost there way

Should be easy to navigate. Those thousand year old cities have impossible streets, numbering, and naming schemes. 

Getting a pizza 🍕 should be quick :-) 

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5 minutes ago, Vince said:

Should be easy to navigate. Those thousand year old cities have impossible streets, numbering, and naming schemes. 

Getting a pizza 🍕 should be quick :-) 

Impossible to navigate ancient places - Shanghai, Tokyo, Mumbai

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2 hours ago, Markwick said:

Well they have no choice 

well if done right it should be spectacular with modern techniques 

just do I correct and it could be one of the best cities on planet 

poltican involved so we all know it ends up like every other city on planet 

I’ve often wondered if hitler got his way his plan for Germany was stunning 

that was 100 years ago 

Malaysia building eco city that looks good too 

dubai has done 7/10 job they lost there way

Brasilia is one example, how it can play out, Naypyidaw is another.

 

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1 hour ago, whitesnake said:

Bangkok too!!!! What is it...maybe 1- 1.5m above sea level!?

25 years time and it too will be submerged due to sea level increases...along with Florida, Bangladesh and the Netherlands to name 3 others!! "SEA water ingress coming to a city near you!!"

The Netherlands will just build more and higher dams and install more pumps, I think.

25% is already laying under sea level

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