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BP Batam eyes Hang Nadim airport as transportation hub

  • Fadli

    The Jakarta Post

Batam   /   Thu, May 4 2017   /  12:33 am

The Batam Industrial Development Authority (BP Batam) plans to expand and improve infrastructure at Hang Nadim International Airport in Batam, Riau Islands, under a massive project with a US$448 million price tag, which for the first time will open airport management to foreign participants.

The upgrade will include the improvement of the old terminal to increase its capacity to 8 million passengers from the current 5 million passengers and the development of a new terminal that is expected to accommodate 10 million passengers. The project will reportedly start in 2019.

“The objective [of the upgrade] is to reaffirm Hang Nadim’s purpose as a hub airport,” the airport’s operational general manager, Suwarso, told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.

The central government will fund the project while the management of the airport will be offered to both domestic and fo...