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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.

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.