Indonesia set to build 165 airports_Soekarno-Hatta plans

Government of Indonesia set to build 165 airports across the country by next year.

Indonesia is set to build 165 airports by 2015, as the government has kept aside $507.36 million to finance their construction in cities across the country. As per reports, nearly 60 percent of the investment would be put towards constructing airports in eastern Indonesia, while the remaining would be utilized to build airports at the borders, as well as areas prone to natural calamities.

Indonesia set to build 165 airports_Soekarno-Hatta plans

The government had initially stated that it would not limit the development of new airports in regions across the country. Currently, seven out of 13 airports are under the management of state-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura (AP) II, whose services are only limited to on the western part of the country. 

The seven airports — Depati Amir in Pangkal Pinang, Kuala Namu in Medan, Minangkabau in Padang, Raja Haji Fisabilillah in Tanjung Pinang, Sultan Iskandar Muda in Aceh, Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II in Palembang and Sultan Thaha in Jambi — are at present incurring losses.

Workers have already done their final checks at the Jombang Gate on the Bandar Kedungmulyo-Jombang toll road in Jombang, East Java, on October 12, 2014. The 14.7-kilometre road, which is a part of the Mojokerto-Kertosono toll road, will be opened on October 13, 2014.


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