Indonesia is now the world's fourth most populous nation with nearly 240 million people. And the numbers are continuing to surge. At current growth rates, one in 20 people in the world will be Indonesian by the year 2045.

The country already battles poverty, waste management, pollution, floods and traffic jams as an ever-expanding population strains existing resources. Fears for food and water security have sparked new efforts to control birth rates.

101 East travels to Indonesia to ask if it can avoid a population explosion.

 

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Source: Al Jazeera