The Indonesian Parliament during the plenary session approved a bill to transfer the capital to the province of East Kalimantan, the information portal CNN Indonesia reported.

The meeting was attended by 305 parliamentarians out of 575.

On January 17, Indonesian National Development Planning Minister Suharso Monoarfa announced that the new capital of the republic would be called Nusantara.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo announced plans to move the capital from Jakarta in 2019. Almost $32 billion was allocated for these purposes. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the project was suspended. It is planned to resume in two years.