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West Kalimantan’s international port to begin operations in 2020

  • Riza Roidila Mufti

    The Jakarta Post

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Mempawah/Pontianak /Jakarta Post   /   Mon, October 14, 2019   /  02:50 pm
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The board on Kijing Beach informs the public about the construction of the Kijing international port in Mempawah, West Kalimantan. The first stage of the port construction is scheduled for completion in 2020(JP/Severianus Endi)

A thick grey smog was covering the air and sky above the construction site of the Kijing  seaport terminal in Sungai Kunyit village, Mempawah, West Kalimantan in late September. However, despite the pollution over Kijing Beach that day, the construction of the port was unaffected. The initial stage of the construction of the port, one of the government’s national strategic infrastructure projects, is underway and scheduled for completion in 2020. Located 80 kilometers from Pontianak, the world-class port is being built as an expansion of the existing Dwikora Port in Pontianak, which has begun to suffer from a lack of capacity. The Indonesia Port Corporation's (IPC) senior vice president for strategic project management, Zuhri Iryansyah, said the Kijing port would be developed as an ‘‘ultimate’’ seaport terminal, using the latest port techno...