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Jakarta Post

New airports to boost national connectivity

  • Riza Roidila Mufti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, July 22 2019   /  12:11 am

Increasing demand for air transportation services, along with the people’s increasing ability to travel by air, has led the government to increase accessibility — and connectivity — through infrastructure development at airports. The government’s efforts to provide ease and connectivity for people to travel is part of its constitutional obligation to ensure everyone’s right to fly.Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi in a recent exclusive interview with The Jakarta Post said the government would uphold its commitment to provide connectivity across the country by continuing the development of new airports in the next five years. Under the 2020-2024 National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN), the Transportation Ministry plans to build 12 more airports across the country.The 12 airports projects are the Bukit Malintang Airport in Mandailing Natal, North Sumatra, Bolaang Mo...