Kediri Airport to Break Ground in April
Date 15 Februari 2020
The development of an airport in Kediri, East Java will make the city a new center for economic development, according to Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung.
Pramono added that the land acquisition process of the airport has reached 90 percent, while the construction will begin April this year and is expected to be completed in 2022.
The airport will boost economic development of Kediri and its surrounding regions such as Blitar, Tulungagung, Nganjuk, Kertosono, and Jombang. Therefore, Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi ensured that construction of the airport will begin immediately.
“Based on report I’ve received, land acquisition process for the airport is almost done. Out of 450 hectares of land for the airport, 390 hectares are acquired,” the Minister told reporters.
Since all conditions and requirements have already met, Ministry of Transportation and regional government of Kediri will ensure the construction to begin this year.
For the record, the airport will be the first in the country that is fully invested by a private firm through Government and Business Entities Cooperation (KPBU). Cigarette producer Gudang Garam, as the investor, will get 30-50 years’ concession from the cooperation.
According to the Minister, it can set a good example for other regions that have financial ability to make similar cooperation with private sector. (FID/EN)
Translated by : Rany Anjany
Reviewed by : Mia Medyana