Kertajati Airport Must Give Benefit to the People
Date 14 Januari 2016
President Joko Widodo has targeted the construction of Kertajati Airport in Majalengka Regency, West Java, to be completed next year. Therefore, the Goverment, through the Ministry of Transportation will suppport the airports construction through the State Budget.
According to the President, the land acquisition process for the construction of International Airport of West Java, located in Kertajati Sub-district, Majalengka, has started since six years ago whereas for the construction of runway has started in 2015. The project has spent Rp 375 billion from the State Budget. This year, West Java also prepares Rp 500 billion from its Regional Budget.
The budget needed for the construction of runway and terminal is around Rp 2.5 trillion. There is Rp 2 trillion left. We decide to use the budget of the Ministry of Transportation because next year the airport must be finished, President Joko Widodo said when visiting the construction of Kertajati Airport, Majalengka, on Thursday (14/1) morning.
According to the President, the length of the runway has reached 2,500 meters while the width is 60 meters. The total length of the runway is 3,000 meters. Its for one runway. There will be two runways, he added.
The President affirmed that the construction of KertajatiAirport must give benefit for all people. West Javas people in general, including the people in its surronding area, must get benefit, the President said.
The President explained that Kertajati Airport has met international standard and it can accomodate wide-bodied aircrafts. He added that looking from economic side as well as the growth in West Java, this Airport is urgently needed.
On that occasion, President Joko Widodo was accompanied by Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Presidential Chief of Staff Teten Masduki and Minister of Transportation Ignasius Jonan. (FID/ES)(MMB/YM/Naster)