Indonesia's decision to move capital to Borneo raises concerns

While plans are still in their early stages, the first construction is expected to be completed by 2024.

by

    As rising sea levels threaten Jakarta, President Joko Widodo is urging MPs to back a plan to relocate the Indonesian capital it to East Kalimantan on the island of Borneo.

    But there are concerns about what that will mean for the people who live there.

    Al Jazeera's Raheela Mahomed reports.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Explore how your country voted on global issues since 1946, as the world gears up for the 74th UN General Assembly.

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.