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Jakarta Post

New firm to handle air navigation service

  • Hasyim Widhiarto

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, November 24 2011   /  09:38 am

The government says it has cleared the way to create a new state-owned company to manage national air traffic control services.

Transportation Ministry air transport chief Herry Bhakti Gumay said the ministry, the State-Owned Enterprises Ministry and the Law and Human Rights Ministry had recently approved a draft government regulation covering the establishment of the firm and were ready to send the draft to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono for final approval.

“[Transportation Minister] E. E. Mangindaan led a joint meeting to discuss the draft [on Tuesday] and finally secured the long-awaited approval of the draft’s overall content from related ministries,” Herry said.

“Looking at the progress, we are upbeat that a government regulation that rules on the establishment of a state-owned air navigation services firm can be officially issued by the end of the...