Indonesia to open 8 more ports for international trade
The Jakarta Post
Indonesia is set to open eight more seaports for international trade to help its products become more competitive in the international market, an official has said.
The Transportation Ministry’s organization and human relations affairs division head, Gus Rional, said in Jakarta on Sunday that the opening of more seaports for international trade would cut transportation costs for industry.
“The seaports will help boost export and import activities,” said Gus as reported by kontan.co.id.
The eight ports are located in Muara Sabak, Jambi; Ciwandan, Banten; Cigading, Banten; Merak Mas, Banten; Belinyu, Bangka Belitung; Tanjung Pandang, Bangka Belitung; and Sorong in Papua.
Indonesia previously had 141 ports for international trade – 89 fully operated international seaports and 52 special terminals. (bbn)
- Tourists cause human traffic jam at Mt. Fuji
- Women accused of assassinating Kim Jong Nam face key court ruling
- Venezuelan general, colonel arrested over 'attack' on Maduro
- Prosecutors demand 1.5 years for Buddhist woman on ‘azan’ blasphemy charge
- Malaysia to alter 'hideous' tourism logo featuring ape in shades
- US believes missing journalist Tice still alive after six years
- Saudi state carrier hit by system failure ahead of haj
- Congresswoman-elect kidnapped in Mexico: Official
- Indonesian academics can now access e-journal databases worth $1m for free
- Asian Games torch relay route in Jakarta