The Jakarta Post
Ideal base: The Indonesian Navy chief of staff Adm. Marsetio (second right), reveals the plan to develop the Palu Naval Base in Palu, Central Sulawesi, on Friday, to Central Sulawesi Governor Longki Djanggola (second left) and Palu Mayor Rusdi Mastura (left). The naval base will house Indonesian submarines on account of its ideal geographic conditions.(Antara/Basri Marzuki)Indonesian Navy (TNI AL) chief of staff Adm. Marsetio opened on Friday the Palu Naval Base in Palu, Central Sulawesi, as part of an effort to secure Indonesian waters, especially in the eastern part of the country.
The naval base is located on a 13-hectare plot in Palu’s Watusampu subdistrict, Ulujadi district, of which only 2.8 hectares have been built on.
The building, which faces Palu Bay, has been built over the past two years and cost around Rp 7 billion (US$717,000).
“The naval base loca...