Visiting Sumatra, President Jokowi Will ‘Groundbreaking’ a Number of Infrastructure Projects
Date 27 Januari 2015
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) on Tuesday (27/1) this afternoon is scheduled to conduct a working visit to North Sumatra to inaugurate groundbreaking or laying the first stone of infrastructure project development in this region.
Arriving at the airbase Soewondo, Medan, President Jokowi going to the Kualatanjung Port, and will be welcomed by the Governor of North Sumatra Gatot Pujo Nugroho. At this location, President will lay piles for the construction of multipurpose terminal.
In this place, the President will conduct a teleconference on the development progress of Highways Medan-Binjai, especially those related to the ground dredging with excavators.
The projects which the laying of the first stone will be done symbolically by the President Jokowi, and as the Master Plan for the Acceleration and Expansion of Indonesian Economic Development (MP3EI) respectively are:
1. Multipurpose Terminal PT Pelindo I (Persero), Kuala Tanjung;
2. Product Diversification Project, and Development of Aluminum Smelting Factory of Inalum PT (Persero), Kuala Tanjung;
3. Edible Oil Factory PTPN III (Persero), Sei Mangkei;
4. Substation PLN, Sei Mangkei;
5. Highways Medan-Binjai, Binjai Road, Megawati village.
Kualatanjung Ports has a quay length of 400 m, with a trestle length of 2.7 km, and a storage tank with capacity of 145,000 tons. While the capacity of the container yard of 400,000 TEUs.
Furthermore, President Jokowi, and his entourage is scheduled to go directly to the Asahan District, precisely at the location of PT. Indonesia Asahan Aluminum (Inalum) to lay the first stone of infrastructure projects in Kuala Tanjung and in Special Economic Zones Sei Mangkei, as well as in the District of Binjai, North Sumatra. (Humas Setkab/ES)