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    Kertajati Airport Inspires Kulonprogo


    MAJALENGKA, - West Java International Airport Project (BIJB) in Kertajati District, Majalengka Regency, reaping praise from Kulonprogo Regency Government, Yogyakarta Special Province (DIY). Kertajati Airport is considered to be a pilot, both in terms of implementing development, financing to how to overcome the social impact that occurred.

    This was conveyed by the Head of Communication and Informatics Rudiyatno on the sidelines of a study visit to Majalengka Regency Government on the construction of Kertajati Airport on Thursday, March 1, 2018. The group was received by Majalengka Assistant Government Aeron Randi and the Director and Finance Director of PT BIJB Muhamad Singgih.

    "BIJB is remarkable. This is a new PT but can carry out the construction of the airport in a structured smoothly and cost efficiency.This is our inspiration for Kulonprogo government to be able to take some benefits obtained from PT BIJB," said Rudiyatno.

    Kulonprogo itself is currently building a new airport, New Yogyakarta International Airport (NYIP) conducted PT Angkasa Pura (AP) I. Social unrest experienced Kulonprogo government when middle in land acquisition. Similar problems were also experienced by Kertajati Airport with people around the project two years ago during the land acquisition process.

    However, these excesses can be minimized with several persuasive approaches, so the development of Kertajati Airport has now reached 88 percent and is projected to operate by mid 2018.

    "I think (Kulonprogo Airport) the persuasive approach should still be improved, then we must always give information that the presence of the airport can always provide benefits," said Rudiyatno.

    "So if the thinking that yesterday we have to change the mindset, we convey this impact multiplier effect with the existence of the airport is actually," he added.

    From the pattern of financing he was also quite surprised because the investment value of international airport development only swallow Rp 2.6 trillion. While the Airport New Yogyakarta International Airport (NYIP) alone for the compensation needs cost around Rp4, 13 trillion. "This is amazing because we have only spent Rp 2.6 trillion, although the physical construction of the airport is almost finished," he said.

    Muhamad Singgih admitted, the problems experienced when starting the construction of Kertajati Airport itself is not much different from the Airport in Kulonprogo. Related to the problem of community it can be overcome with special treatment, one of the commitments made by PT BIJB that absorb employment of citizens around the airport. It is known that almost half of Aviation Security (Avsec) power needs absorbed by Kertajati Airport empowers local people. The recruitment is done gradually until airport operation later.

    "What is certain is the close relationship between PT BIJB and stakeholders and how to communicate with the community • Coordination of how the local workforce PT BIJB provides a limitation on the absorption of local staff, then inter-agency cooperation in which PDAM Majalengka becomes a water source in order to have similarities with the local government," he said. .

    "The problem is actually the same finally we can print a good dialogue," continued Singgih.

    The process of physical development of Kertajati Airport which started in December 2015 is now touching 89 percent per February 25th. Of the three work packages for the land side where PT BIJB became the executor of the development, only the terminal area remains unfinished 100 percent. As for supporting airport operations in the form of incenerator, meteorology, grand water tank, road area, sub station and airport fire security device has reached 93.7 percent.

    As for the air side, where the Ministry of Transportation to be in charge of development is already 100 percent. Workmanship includes a runway with a length of 2,500 meters, taxi way, apron and Air Traffic Control (ATC).

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