As since during Dutch colonial era, Jakarta (formerly known as Batavia) is always victim to flood disaster. It is an old song, nobody surprised when it happen. Bulks of chronicles, analysis, studies, theories, have been existed but the disaster always haunt the people of Jakarta and around.
In the wake of flood disaster, enter the idea of moving the government capital to a new place. Surely the negative impacts the flood brings are too painful to watch, mostly economic and government activities came into halt when the flood
As the first President of Indonesia, Soekarno, ever state, the new capital city should be in Palangkaraya, in Kalmantan Island.
I agree to many extents to that idea, here is my opinions why it is great.
1. Palangkaraya is regarded as a ‘new’ city in Indonesia, far from the spotlight, still considered as small-medium city, there’s no specific label (something like ‘industrial city’, ‘hub city’, culture capital, education city, etc)
2. Palangkaraya today has less burden to be projected to carry what a country’s capital city would be. Rarely heard about its stubborn traffic, mass pollution, hectic demography, criminal records, etc that can easily found in mainstream cities in Indonesia. Means that the implementator could have an easy task to plan, design, and recommend what should be done in order to prepare Palangkaraya as the new capital city of Indonesia.
3. Kalimantan (Borneo) Island generally and Central Kalimantan specifically is less prone to natural disasters like earthquakes, landslides, floods, tsunami threat, etc. Ideal place for a capital city.