Kuala Lampur, Sept. 1 -- Indonesia seems to be serious about moving its capital. Following years of feasibility studies, President Joko Widowi announced last week that a new site had been chosen in Borneo's East Kalimantan.

While the location spanning both the North Penajam Paser Regency and Kutai Kartanegara Regency will require approval from Parliament, it seems that one of the most ambitious construction and administrative projects in the region might start as early as next year.

The reason for the move, in short, is that Jakarta with over 10 million people and over 30 million in its broader metropolitan region is increasingly overburdened.

The nation's financial, business, education and technological centre, the city has - for year...