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Editorial: It's not just the messy toilets!

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Sat, October 31 2009   /  01:14 pm

Like Transportation Minister Freddy Numberi, we all share the same concern about the messy condition of the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, especially since there have been many complaints by visitors about the airport - not only about its dirty toilets and environment, but also the many other poor services there. We agree with the minister that such poor condition at an international airport -the main gateway for foreign visitors entering Indonesia - gives a bad impression of the country. It is regrettable that the airport management has failed to fix these basic, unnecessary problems such as cleanliness. "It's a pity. Indonesia is not a poor country and we have many smart people, so why is Soekarno-Hatta's Terminal I in such a mess?" Freddy was quoted by this newspaper as saying when he conducted impromptu visit to the airport earlier this week. "Next time, the toi...