Government Auction Labuan Bajo Airport Development in March 2018 Featured
Jakarta - Transportation Ministry plans to auction the Labuan Bajo Airport development project in March 2018. The project has an estimated cost of Rp 500 billion and is targeted for completion in 2020.
Transportation Ministry Budi Karya Sumadi explained, this project will be developed under the Government and Business Entities coorperation sceme (KPBU) with a limited concession system.
The Minister said, currently there are many interested potential investors, among others, The Indian GVK conglomerate and Vinci construction France.
KPBU, this project will not use APBN (State Budget)," Budi said after attending a coordination meeting at the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, on Friday
Budi Said, Labuan Bajo aiport is currently operated by the government with a capacity of 500 thousand passengers per year. The current passenger movement at Labuan Bajo airport is about 200 thousand per year with 10 to 15 flights per day.
The government wants to develop further Labuan Bajo airport by extending the runway and expanding the terminal. In addition, the government also wants airport service quality upgrades to cleaning and water, additional flight frequencies, and improved access roads to the
The, airport development is estimated to require the acquisition of 20 to 30 hectares of land. The airport development of Labuan Bajo is in line with the governments mission to make Labuan Bajo second in line to Bali, with an estimated tourist arrivals reaching one million to two million per year.
In addition, the government is committed to develop and support facilities such as ports and tourism in Labuan Bajo.
Source : CNN