Indonesia's capital Jakarta may soon be submerged, here's the reason

Aug 17 2019 09:21 AM
Indonesia's capital Jakarta may soon be submerged, here's the reason

Jakarta: Uncontrolled exploitation of groundwater reserves for decades, rising sea levels and rapidly changing seasons are among the reasons. Parts of it have just begun to disappear. Jakarta, one of the fastest submerged cities on Earth, has been warned by environmental experts. If this momentum persists, he says, a third of Indonesia's capital Jakarta could be submerged by 2050.

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In fact, Jakarta's groundwater reserves have been being exploited indiscriminately for decades and no steps are being taken to look after it. So now the local government is taking drastic steps. It has decided to change the capital of the country. According to local reports, its location could be announced soon.

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo tweeted on his official Twitter handle, saying, "The capital of our country will be shifted to Borneo Island." For effectively the alarm bell, for which the government will soon take any steps.

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