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Jakarta Post

Garuda, Lion’s $100m aircraft facility in Batam to compete with Singapore

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    The Jakarta Post

Batam   /   Thu, August 22, 2019   /  04:48 pm
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A Boeing 737-900ER is parked in a hangar in Batam city airport in Riau province, western Indonesian, on Nov. 21, 2014. (AFP/Romeo Gacad)

State-run flag carrier Garuda Indonesia’s aircraft maintenance unit, the Garuda Maintenance Facility, private airline giant Lion Air Group and  Batam Aero Technik announced a joint venture to build a maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Batam to compete with neighboring Singapore. The adult children of Indonesian migrant workers (TKI) in Malaysia would especially be employed to work in the facility, said Coordinating Economic Affairs Minister Darmin Nasution who inaugurated the facility construction in the Hang Nadim International Airport complex of Batam, Riau Islands, last week. “Rusdi Kirana [Lion founder and Indonesian ambassador to Malaysia] will bring [adult] children of TKI in Malaysia who have spent dozens of years in Malaysia to be trained here, so they’re not lost from Indonesia. This is a high-tech industry so it’s not going to b...