(KORANJAKARTA), BANDUNG, – The government is optimistic that West and West Java (West Java) will be more advanced after the operation of West Java International Airport (BIJB) Kertajati, Majalengka Regency. The area includes Subang, Indramayu, Cirebon and Majalengka.
“Kertajati already operates even Umroh and Hajj from there, and (Port) Patimban next year so. So, this could be a new power for West Java, “said Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi as a speaker in the 16th Indonesian National Dialogue in Bandung, West Java, Wednesday (18/7).
Budi Karya Sumadi said the new growth area will also be supported by infrastructure in the form of a large port in Patimban, Subang Regency. This port, said Minister of Transportation will be greater than the Port of Tanjung Priok in Jakarta.
Another central area of new economic growth is in Sukabumi. Minister of Transportation stated that the Sukabumi area will be developed into a tourist destination area. Especially now has been set Geopark Ciletuh Palabuhanratu into Unesco world geopark network.
Sukabumi tourism area will be supported connectivity through Toll Bogor-Ciawi-Sukabumi (Bocimi), Airport development in Cikembar, as well as double track railway track. “Sukabumi we know as the area of Tourism, there is a very nice geopark,” he said.
He emphasized that the government wants to build Sukabumi as a tourist destination so that during this journey is taken six hours from Jakarta to Sukabumi, later with the toll road is enough one and a half hours, even with the plane can be 30 minutes. To that end, the Minister of Transportation hopes the public can participate in building this center of economic growth.
“We jointly develop or use, eg Patimban as a logistics area. Industry in West Java we develop so that it can provide support for Patimban and provide prosperity for the people of West Java, “he said.
Meanwhile, Pj. Jabar Governor Mochamad Iriawan presented a number of national strategic programs in West Java. Some programs that Iriawan convey, such as Smart Card Indonesia program and Healthy Indonesia Card that has been running in West Java. There is also the Family Hope Program (PKH) for poverty alleviation.
“In the field of land such as Mr. President, there is a land certification program for the people,” said Iriawan in his presentation.