Development Focus of 8 Airports As A Priority Infrastructure
JAKARTA - In order to develop connectivity and economic potential, the Indonesian government has set 8 airports in as the national strategic project to be developed in 2018. The development project of eight national strategic airports is contained in Presidential Regulation No. 58 of 2017.
From all 8 airports, there are 4 airports being revitalized, 3 other airports are still in development as a new airport, and 1 airport is under development. The establishment was made by the Ministry of Transportation through the Directorate General of Air Transportation.
Directorate General of Air Transportation of the Ministry of Transportation Agus Santoso explained that the development of the 8 airports is based on the seventh point of the Nawa Cita program of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi). "We are building an airport in an area that could spur the economy, in a potential economic area," he said as reported from kumparan.com (7/9).
One of the airports to be completed is Kertajati Airport in Majalengka, West Java. The airport is targeted to start operating in 2018.
"Until now the eighth status of the airport is a revitalized and built as a new airport, as well as infrastructure development. One of them is Kertajati Airport which will be completed and operational in 2018, this is in Majalengka, West Java," he said.
The 8 Airport as the National Strategic Project are:
1. Sultan Babullah Airport in Ternate, North Maluku.
Total Budget Rp 48 billion to revitalize the airport from 2017-2018
2. Radin Inten II Airport in Lampung
Total budget of Rp 416 billion to revitalize the airport from 2016-2018
3. Tjilik Riwut Airport in Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan
Total budget of Rp 588 billion to revitalize the airport from 2016-2018
4. Syamsuddin Noor Airport, South Kalimantan
Total budget of Rp 2,3 trillion to revitalize from 2017-2018
5. Kertajati Airport, West Java
Development of air infrastructure of Rp 1,1 trillion (2013-2018)
Land-based infrastructure development of Rp 2,6 trillion (2016-2017)
6. Kulon Progo Airport (New Yogyakarta International Airport)
The total budget for 2016-2019 is Rp 4,1 trillion and infrastructure Rp 5,2 trillion
7. Sebatik Airport, North Borneo
Sebatik Area already has Nunukan Airport, but Sebatik Airport now entering the planning stage.
8. Ahmad Yani Airport, Semarang
Total budget of Rp 2,1 trillion for airport construction from 2014-2018