SUBANG-Pemerintah targeted the development of Phase I Patimban Port can begin in March 2018. The existence of the port that is planned to international level is considered able to boost the economy of the community.
To check the readiness, Deputy for Infrastructure Coordination Ridwan Djamaluddin conducted a field visit to the port location in Subang Regency on Thursday (18/1/2018)
During his visit, Deputy Ridwan was accompanied by Subang Regent Aasumningsih, Head of Work Unit (Satker) of Port Development Patimban Anwar and journalist from NHK Japan news agency.
"We want to see whether the land acquisition process is still a problem or not, as well as other preparations," Ridwan said.
He hopes that Japanese investors will be able to witness the readiness of local government and the community towards the Patimban port development plan.
"In general, there are two issues that become the biggest obstacle in infrastructure development namely land acquisition and spatial suitability, it is all has no problem," said Ridwan.
Deputy Ridwan hopes that the construction of Port Patimban can improve the national economy, because the Port is close to the corridor Bekasi - Karawang - Purwakarta which drives 60-65% of the economy. "I think with the development of this Port, people's economy will increase," explained Ridwan.
The Head of Portfolio Development Working Unit Patimban Anwar said that in addition to container terminal, the port plan will be used to support industries in Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi (Jabodetabek).
"With the construction of the Port of Patimban, the service user can have two outlet options to deliver the products besides Tanjung Priok Port," he concluded. (MAT)