Old port: Teluk Bayur Port in Padang, West Sumatra, still uses conventional berths for loading and unloading various goods, ranging from containers and bulk materials like salt and rice. JP/Syofiardi Bachyul JbTeluk Bayur Port in Padang, West Sumatra, will be renovated at a cost of Rp 1.7 trillion (US$185.8 million) in a bid to provide better services for both export and import activities.
The renovation project, expected to run from 2011 to 2015, comes in response to a rising number of complaints from port users, especially from the export-import business community.
General manager of the Teluk Bayur chapter of state port management company PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo) II, Yanto Barbarosa, said the port renovation project would by financed solely by PT Pelindo II.
“We will change the conventional face of Teluk Bayur Port into a modern one,” Yanto said.