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Minister of Transportation Highlight the Important Role of Transportation and Sea Toll Realization

by Sebastianus Epifany Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 16:14

SEMARANG - Minister of Transportation of the Republic of Indonesia Budi Karya Sumadi stressed the importance of continuity of transportation availability services to meet the needs of the activity of production, consumption and distribution. He also highlighted the importance of realising the Sea toll infrastructure in order to maximise the potential of Indonesia maritime sector.

This view was expressed by the Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi, as a keynote speaker at the event titled Industrial Option of Indonesia Industrialization Strategy Framework in 2045, which facilitated by the Committee of National Economy and Industry (KEIN) and Diponegoro University in Semarang, Wednesday (22/02/2017).

"Based on the data of Coordination Maritime Ministry the sea toll creates a decline in commodity prices. The largest reductions is in the eastern region of Indonesia, namely in Namlea by 49 percent," said Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi, as reported from dephub.go.id (23/02/2017).

He also explained that Indonesia as a maritime state with a sea area of 5,8 million km2 and 17.508 islands have great potential for the maritime industry. "The potential of the maritime industry in Indonesia showed an increase over the last 3 years, there were an increase in the fisheries sector, agriculture and tourism sectors," added Budi Karya Sumadi.

All the potential must be supported by a reliable transport system such as the provision of marine transportation, construction and maintenance ports of goods, the construction of sea toll for equitable commodity prices, eliminating extortion at the ports, as well as the transportation system connectivity.

"Development of an integrated transport modes ie BRT in Yogyakarta, Jakarta, then the ro-ro vessel for ease of access and distribution paradigm shift from land to sea," explained Budi Karya Sumadi

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