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According to the Indonesian President, Joko Widodo, a massive sea wall must be constructed around Jakarta, the capital city of the country, otherwise, it will sink into the sea in the following decades.

The infrastructure and gridlock problems facing the city of Jakarta, Indonesia are expected to worsen this year. The Indonesian government expects 1.2 million new cars will be purchased in the country in 2014.  This fact, coupled with the Indonesian central government’s unwillingness to invest in new infrastructure projects, could result in “total gridlock” according to the executive director of the Indonesia Effort for Environment. 

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  • Date occured Friday, 31 January 2014