• Minister of Transportation Affirm No Airport and Port are Sold to Private

    Jakarta – (suaracargo.com)

    Ministry of Transportation (Kemenhub) confirmed that there is no sale of port and airport assets to the private sector. In this case, what actually happens is management cooperation between the government and the private sector.

    Minister of Transportation (Menhub) Budi Karya Sumadi explained, indeed the government has invited interested investors to participate in managing a number of ports and airports. The cooperation uses the scheme of utilization of state property (assets) and operational cooperation. Under the scheme, all assets remain state-controlled.

    “Not delegated but cooperation, in the hope that the competence of private expertise can improve the quality of service in the ports and airports,” said Budi Karya through his statement on Friday (13/10/2017).

    Former President Director of PT Pembangunan Jaya Ancol Tbk said, this cooperation can save the State Budget (APBN) which has been funding the operation of ports and airports.

    “We expect at least the state budget that can be inefficient of approximately Rp 500 billion to Rp 1 trillion, from 30s port and airport,” he explained, as reported by kompas.com.

    Currently, said Budi Karya, there are two ports that have been done cooperation of utilization (KSP), namely Port of Sintete and Probolinggo Port. In addition, two ports have also been signed MoU for the next process of KSP, namely Waingapu Port and Bima Port.

    He targets that in 2017 there will be at least 15 ports and airports that will be equated to private management. Budi Karya also added that the ports and airports in cooperation with the management will be able to bring benefits for the manager,

    “The existing ports and airports will be managed professionally and clearly in addition to improving the services also bring benefits in the form of increased state revenues,” he added.

    The 20 ports that have been and will be done equate with the private ports Probolinggo, Sintete Port, Bima Port, Waingapu Port. Tanjung Wangi Port, Badas Port, Kalabahi Port, Tenau Kupang Port, Ende Port, Sheet Port, Manokwari Port, Bitung Port. Ternate Port, Pantoloan Port, Parepare Port, Kendari Port, Biak Port, Fakfak Port, Sorong Port and Merauke Port.

    Meanwhile, 11 proposed airports in cooperation with the private sector include Komodo Airport Labuan Bajo, Radin Inten II Airport Lampung, Sentani Airport Jayapura. Juwata Tarakan Airport, SIS Al-Jufri Palu Mutiara Airport, Maimun Saleh Airport Sabang, Tobing Sibolga FL Airport, Fatmawati Soekarno Airport Bengkulu. Hananjoeddin Airport Tanjung Pandan, Syukuran Airport Aminudin Luwuk, and Blimbingsari Airport Banyuwangi.

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    Sources: https://suaracargo.com/menhub-tegaskan-tidak-ada-bandara-dan-pelabuhan-yang-dijual-ke-swasta/
    Translated by Aryaputra PandeBIC

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