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Angkasa Pura II Continues to Prepare for the Development of General Besar Sudirman Airport

04 Jan 2019

Wirasaba - The momentum of early 2019 was utilized by PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) to immediately continue the development of the Jenderal Besar Sudirman Airport (BJBS). The management of Angkasa Pura II immediately reviewed the location of the airport, located 11 km from the center of Purbalingga City.

When met at the initiation of the construction of Jenderal Besar Sudirman Airport, President Director of PT Angkasa Pura II, Muhammad Awaluddin explained that the development plan would be carried out in stages where the first stage of development was carried out in early January 2019. "In accordance with what the President said when visiting last March that at the beginning of 2019 the initial development process can begin. Starting from the land and air side will be done simultaneously for 18-20 months, "said Awaluddin.

The construction and development includes the construction of 30 x 1,600 meters of runway, construction of new passenger terminals and passenger parking areas, to the development of cargo terminals. With the increase in air and land side facilities and airport infrastructure development, it is expected that the C-212 aircraft can land on BJBS. "For now, only the C-212 aircraft has landed. In the future, Airbus 320 Neo and Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft can be landed. Hopefully the number of commercial aircraft that will land on BJBS will continue to grow, "Awaluddin explained.

The presence of the Jenderal Besar Soedirman Airport will be able to reach a number of areas in Central Java so that it can encourage economic growth in the western to southern parts of Central Java such as Banyumas Regency, Purbalingga Regency, Banjarnegara Regency, Wonosobo Regency, and Kebumen Regency. Going forward after the first phase of construction is complete, Angkasa Pura II management obtains passenger movement projection data reaching 98 thousand and can grow no less than 500 thousand passengers per year with aircraft movements reaching more than 4,500 movements. Not only that, cargo movement is predicted to reach more than 2,000 tons per year.

The supporting facilities that will also be built at an early stage include motorized vehicle parking lots that can accommodate 70 car vehicles and 172 motor vehicles, polyclinics, places of worship, airport maintenance buildings, garbage shelters, sewage treatment, security offices, and buildings other airport operations.

Collaboration and support from the Central Java Provincial Government and the Purbalingga District Government are certainly needed to achieve the target of completion of development. It is expected that by 2020 the airport which has an area of ​​115 hectares will be completed. "Hopefully in the year 2020 the development phase I has finished. Starting from the land side to the air side," Awaluddin concluded.

Through the presence of General Besar Airport, Sudirman is expected to contribute greatly in other matters through connectivity and maritime affairs, strengthening regional infrastructure to increase regional economic growth through key sectors such as tourism and industry, playing an important role in attracting potential investors, and integrating SOE synergy efforts into corners of the country.

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