David Sexton

Anies Wants to Discontinue New Capital Nusantara Project

Presidential candidate Anies Baswedan said that he will not continue the development of Indonesia’s New Capital Nusantara (IKN) if he is elected. Anies’ statement comes as a response to a question from his rival Ganjar Pranowo about whether he agrees with the plan to relocate the capital from Jakarta to IKN in East Kalimantan.

A coal-powered industrial boom is testing Indonesia’s green goals

In a heavily forested district in Indonesia’s portion of the island of Borneo, excavators and an army of surveyors are clearing the way for a $2.6 billion hydroelectric plant, purpose-built to power a vast industrial park — a project lauded by its backers and Jakarta’s government as evidence that economic growth can come with limited carbon cost.

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