Silangit Airport Targeted to be Completed in September 2016

By Humas
Date 1 Maret 2016
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President Jokowi and his entourage are welcomed with a traditional procession upon arriving at Silangit Airport, North Sumatera (1/3)

As the follow up of the limited meeting on 2 February 2016 on the acceleration of the development of tourism sector in 10 priority tourist destinations, President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo on Tuesday (1/3) paid a working visit to Lake Toba in North Sumatera.

Lake Toba is one of the ten priority tourist destinations, in addition to Borobudur Temple, Mandalika, Labuhan Bajo, Bromo-Tengger-Semeru, Thousand Islands, Wakatobi, Tanjung Lesung, Morotai, and Tanjung Kelayang.

President Jokowi on February visited Borobudur Temple and Mandalika.

As the follow up of the limited meeting on 2 February 2016 on the acceleration of the development of tourism sector in 10 priority tourist destinations, President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo on Tuesday (1/3) paid a working visit to Lake Toba in North Sumatera.

Lake Toba is one of the ten priority tourist destinations, in addition to Borobudur Temple, Mandalika, Labuhan Bajo, Bromo-Tengger-Semeru, Thousand Islands, Wakatobi, Tanjung Lesung, Morotai, and Tanjung Kelayang.

President Jokowi on February visited Borobudur Temple and Mandalika.

In his working visit to Lake Toba, President Jokowi who was accompanied by Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Luhut Pandjaitan, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung and Acting Governor of North Sumatera ?Tengku Erry Nuradi, also inspected Silangit Airport in Siborong-Borong Subdistrict, North Tapanuli Regency, North Sumatera.

On that occasion, President Director of State-owned Airport Operator PT. Angkasa Pura II, Budi Karya Sumadi, said that the construction of the Airport is expected to be completed before the Lake Toba Festival to be held in Brastagi, Karo Regency, on 19-22 November 2016.

“We are targeting that the construction of the Airport will be completed in September 2016,” Budi said.

Budi also explained that the runway has been expanded from 2,400 x 30 meter into 2,650 x 45 meter and the apron will have a dimension of 140 x 300 square meters with four parking stands for aircrafts so that Boeing 737-800 airplanes can land at the Airport. (EP/YM/Naster) (DND/FID)

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