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Jakarta Post

Two ports to become world-class harbors

  • Indra Harsaputra

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, June 28 2011   /  07:00 am

The government is to develop the Kuala Tanjung port in Batu Bara regency, North Sumatra, and the Bitung port in North Sulawesi into world-class harbors, an official at the Transportation Ministry said Friday.

Speaking to The Jakarta Post after visiting the 10 November Institute of Technology Surabaya (ITS), East Java, Sea Transportation director general Sunaryo said both ports had been in the process of expansion and improvement of supporting facilities.

Among other facilities being expanded and improved include the cargo piers and a number of other sophisticated devices needed to speed up the loading and unloading processes.

“Our target is to have both ports ready for operation by 2015. The development concept is currently being deliberated between the central government and PT Pelindo,” he said, referring to the state seaport operator.

At present, Kuala ...