Wahidin Halim has asked state airport operator PT Angkasa Pura (AP) II, which
runs the Soekarno-Hatta
to review its policy that bans the construction of tall buildings near the
Wahidin said that
such a policy, which stipulates that tall buildings may only be built outside a
5-kilometer radius from the airport, would only hamper the development programs
the city administration had set up.
ask the airport operator to soon review its policy because we have a city
ordinance on zoning and spatial layouts that obliges the city administration to
improve public space and infrastructure around the airport,” Wahidin said on Friday.
that the construction of tall buildings was not merely to pursue development
targets, but the city administration also had its own policy on issuing
building permits around the airport.
According to the
mayor, buildings constructed near the airport may not be taller than 17-stories
and 40 percent out of the acquired land should be earmarked for open green
In response to
the mayor’s request, PT AP II corporate secretary Harry Cahyono said that the
policy of Flight Operations Safety Area (KKOP) had been issued by the
Transportation Ministry and that airport operators had to refer to the
ministry’s policy to control airplane flight and security standards.
“KKOP is the
limit of airport’s safety area. If tall buildings are built near the airport,
it will disturb the sight of pilots and therefore, tall buildings should not be
built around the airport,” he said.
Harry said that the
KKOP was regulated by the 2009 Aviation Law and a 2010 Transportation Ministerial
Decree on national airport management.
“It means that
the government and entrepreneurs should understand the condition of airport
security standards,” he said.
He said that in
implementing the KKOP, AP II had worked with local administrations to
familiarize them with the safety policy.
city administration, which is working all out on its development programs
around the airport, should also pay attention to the height of buildings for
any building permits it issues,” he said.
He said AP II
had proposed the Tangerang city administration use the KKOP policy when deciding
on which areas were permitted for the construction of storied buildings near the
“However, if the
proposal is ignored by the city administration, then we will discuss the matter
again with Mayor Wahidin Halim,” he said, emphasizing that the presence of
storied buildings around the airport would certainly disturb the movement of
aircraft heading to and from the airport. (nvn)