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Jakarta Post

Vice president wants new airport completed in time

  • Apriadi Gunawan and Agus Maryono

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, April 14 2012   /  07:13 am

Vice President Boediono has urged the Kuala Namu International Airport project to be completed on schedule, or by the end of the year.

Boediono expressed his expectation during his visit to the airport in Deli Serdang regency, North Sumatra, on Friday.

Among those attending the meeting were a number of ministers, such as Coordinating People’s Welfare Minister Agung Laksono, Transportation Minister E.E. Mangindaan, Education and Culture Minister Mohammad Nuh, Deputy Public Works Minister Hermanto Dardak, state airport management firm PT Angkasa Pura II managing director Tri S. Sunoko and North Sumatra interim Governor Gatot Pujo Nugroho.

Boediono was briefed on the latest development of the airport construction.

The Kuala Namu International Airport is built on a 1,365-hectare plot, located around 3.5 km from the coast, with a capacity to serve 8 million passe...