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Flooding leaves much of Indonesian capital Jakarta submerged

SCMP, 08 Dec 2021
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Homes and businesses have been submerged by floodwaters in the Indonesian capital Jakarta since December 2, 2021. Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency said that 9 neighbourhoods remain underwater as of December 7. Jakarta, where some areas of the city are sinking 20cm (7.8 inches) a year, is one of the fastest-sinking cities in the world. About 40 per cent of Jakarta is below sea level and there are predictions that sizable portions of it could be underwater by 2050. In August 2019, the country announced plans to move its capital from Jakarta to the island of Borneo in 2024.

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