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Jakarta Post

Semarang airport redesigned to go green

  • Ainur Rohmah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, January 4 2012   /  09:21 am

AntaraPlans have been drawn up to turn Ahmad Yani International Airport in Semarang, Central Java province, into a green facility as it is considered to have too many buildings and lacking in green space.

The head of the Central Java provincial Transportation, Communication and Informatics Agency, Urip Sihabudin, said that the redesign was partly in response to the government’s call to create more public green spaces.

“With the new concept, the operational system of the airport will not only be efficient and energy-saving but also take into account the preservation of the surrounding areas, including the beach, the soil and the water,” Urip said recently.

Ahmad Yani airport is located in the coastal area of Maron Beach in West Semarang district, which is prone to flooding and abrasion.

This has raised concerns, particularly because since it became an int...