Gov’t to Start Construction of Kediri Airport Next Year
Date 1 September 2019
The Government plans to start the construction of an airport in Kediri Regency, East Java early next year.
“I hope the construction will be finished by the end of 2021,” Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said at a joint working visit in Kediri, East Java, Saturday (31/8).
On the occasion, Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi ensured that the airport in Kediri will be constructed since it is one of national strategic projects.
Budi went on to say that the construction of the airport will give a very positive impact, it will not only improve connectivity in the area but also improve the welfare of the surrounding community.
“New economic centers will grow in surrounding areas,” Budi said, adding that the soon-to-be-constructed airport would certainly open new jobs in the areas.
“It only takes two year to construct an airport in Kulonprogo. Likewise, we expect no more than two years to complete the Kediri Airport,” Minister of Transportation said.
Also attending the joint working visit in Kediri were Minister of Agrarian and Spatial Planning/Head of the National Land Agency (BPN) Sofyan Djalil, Minister of Village, Development of Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration Eko Putro Sandjojo, East Java Governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa, and Kediri Regent Haryanti Sutrisno. (Humas Kemenhub/ES)
Translated by: Galuh Wicaksono
Edited by: Mia Medyana