Assignment Asia: Jakarta Sinking


Published on Mar 27, 2019

The Indonesian capital of Jakarta is home to 10 million people but it is also one of the fastest-sinking cities in the world. If left unchecked, parts of the megacity could be entirely submerged by 2050. Flooding is frequent in Jakarta as it sits on swampy land, with 13 rivers running through the city. Silkina Ahluwalia spoke to experts and scientists to see how rapid the city is sinking, and what the government is doing to tackle the problem.

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