Major airport expansion underway


The Jakarta Globe is reporting that a Transport Ministry spokesperson has confirmed that the government has embarked upon a major airport building programme.

Over the next ten years the government plans to build and relocate 45 airports to improve the nation’s aviation transport infrastructure.

Phase one of the project will see 24 airports built up to 2017 with the balance built between 2017 and 2022. Eight airports are already being constructed under phase one and they will have runways capable of taking regional airliners.

The spokesperson confirmed that the allotted amount to spend this year is Rp 3 trillion with the average cost of an airport being around Rp 200 billion.

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