Indonesia Searches For New Capital City As Jakarta Sinks Into The Swamp Beneath It | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Indonesia Searches For New Capital City As Jakarta Sinks Into The Swamp Beneath It

In the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, an exploding population has dramatically lowered standards of sanitation. Overcrowding has created a near-constant state of traffic gridlock. And - oh yeah - the city's buildings are slowly sinking into the marshlands upon which they were built.

Yet, with its population expected to eclipse Tokyo's over the next ten years, earning it the title of world's largest mega-city, Jakarta is swiftly becoming an inhospitable place for the seat of government of one of the world's largest countries and fastest-growing economies. So the Indonesia government is planning to shift most of its important government functions somewhere else on the archipelago.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dear Indonesian Government; before you lay claim to the "next Jakarta", PLEASE, send some soils engineers to any areas you might want to look at for this move, and get the soil tested for stability, so that you can plan to build permanently, without this happening again.

Comments

The Roman Empire had a concrete recipe that would set underwater

George

A key component was volcanic ash. Indonesia should have plenty of volcanic ash for free, around Krakatau. Can't they just mix some of that concrete up and pump into the swampground under pressure?

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