Officials in Jakarta say the design of the new capital will take the city’s character and ecology into account.
Indonesia wants to leverage its advantages in manufacturing and raw materials to become a regional electric vehicle powerhouse.
Host countries do not always benefit economically, and infrastructure in previous locations remains unused.
Overpopulated and congested Jakarta may no longer be suited to be Indonesia’s capital.
New Delhi aims to reverse the tide as Beijing expands into its maritime backyard.