Indonesian parliament passes into law Jakarta special status bill, speaker says

By Thomson Reuters Mar 27, 2024 | 11:32 PM

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s parliament on Thursday passed into law a bill on Jakarta’s special status amid a plan to move the capital to the country’s Borneo island, house speaker Puan Maharani said.

Indonesia plans to move its capital city to Nusantara, a $32 billion city under construction in the jungle of East Kalimantan on Borneo, a flagship project of outgoing President Joko Widodo.

(Reporting by Stefanno Sulaiman and Stanley Widianto; Editing by Kanupriya Kapoor)