Press Statement of President of the Republic of Indonesia During the Inspection of Tanjung Ular Port Construction, in West Bangka Regency, Bangka Belitung Province, October 20, 2022

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 20 Oktober 2022
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President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

This afternoon, I, accompanied by Governor of Bangka Belitung, Regent of West Bangka, Cabinet Secretary, and Minister of Transportation inspected the progress of Tanjung Ular Port construction in Bangka Belitung province. The construction is 99 percent finished, just needs some finishing touches. We hope that Tanjung Ular Port can support commodities’ mobility, especially CPO and tin, to ensure competitiveness of products from West Bangka regency and Bangka Belitung province. I think that’s from me.

Journalist

How about the management? Is it by the local government or how?

Minister of Transportation (Budi Karya Sumadi)

Ministry of Transportation will temporary handle the port management, since this is a feeder port so we can hand it over to the local government. Nevertheless, we must accompany them first so they can manage it properly.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Ministry of Transportation will initially manage the port and the local government will accompany them. When it is deemed ready, the ministry will hand over the port management to the local government. I think it applies to all ports, since this is a feeder port.

Journalist

Thank you, Mr. President.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Thank you.

(GWH/MMB)

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