Minister of Transportation Ensures Readiness of Soetta Airport to Welcome Delegates of 43rd ASEAN Summit
Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi inspected the VVIP Terminal of Soekarno Hatta International Airport, in Tangerang, Banten, on Wednesday (08/30). Budi’s attendance was to check and ensure the readiness of the airport services ahead of the 43rd ASEAN Summit in Jakarta, on the next September 5-7.
“I want to ensure that the support from the transportation sector is running well to make the ASEAN Summit successful, especially the readiness of the VVIP Terminal to welcome the state guests and delegates,” Minister of Transportation said.
During the inspection, the Minister checked the VVIP area of Terminal 3 and the Commercial Important Person (CIP) in the Terminal 1. Budi also coordinated with the stakeholders regarding the readiness of the vehicle flow plan, aircraft parking stand, aircraft and delegation, as well as the setting of the aircraft arrival and departure schedule.
“We continue to coordinate intensively with various parties such as ground handling, immigration, and other related parties, so that VVIP and regular flights can operate smoothly. We want to give a pleasant impression to the state guests and maintain the prestige of Indonesia which is gaining high trust from the international society to conduct the world summit events such as the G20 and the ASEAN Summit,” said the Minister of Transportation.
At the 43rd ASEAN Summit, a number of state leaders, domestic and foreign delegates that will attend are from ASEAN member countries, partner countries, ambassadors of friendly countries and international organizations in Jakarta, the representatives of Ministries, State Institutions, and State-owned Enterprises, as well as transportation sector stakeholders.
It is estimated that 27 state leaders and international organizations leaders will attend the Summit, including leaders of the East Asia Summit (EAS) member countries, the Pacific Island Forum (PIF) member countries, the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) member countries, as well as Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank. (PR of Ministry of Transportation/UN)(RKW/AW)