JAKARTA (CNN) – Coordinating Ministry of Marine Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan revealed that the completion of the terminal of West Java International Airport (BIJB) Kertajati has reached almost 90 percent.
He added that the airport can be used for Haj departure departures in June 2018.
“That (Kertajati Airport) can carry Hajj in June this year,” said Luhut at the Ministry of Coordinating Ministry of Home Affairs, Jakarta on Tuesday (9/1).
He said that Kertajati Airport is currently in the stage of construction of runway which will be extended to 3000 meters with a width of 60 meters.
“Kertajati airport terminal completion 86 percent may even now almost 90 percent.Only still runway we are chasing so that 3000 meters is now completed 2500 meters,” said Luhut.
Luhut also stated, Kertajati Airport became the first airport in Indonesia that can accommodate the wide aircraft type Airbus 380. It is a combination of local government level I West Java with Angkasa Pura II.
He added that funding for Kertajati Airport so far no problem. In addition, Luhut also spoke about the Jakarta – Bandung Fast Train which will be connected with Kertajati Airport. It is still evaluating the rapid train project that can not fail to walk.
“Is it true Jakarta – Bandung 140 km is visible to do, we see maybe if held to Kertajati he is almost 200 km more likely to be more visible,” said Luhut.