Papua to Have 7 Airports Next Years

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  • Domine Eduard Osok Airport, Sorong, West Papua. Tempo/Fardi Bestari

    Domine Eduard Osok Airport, Sorong, West Papua. Tempo/Fardi Bestari

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesia targets to build four new airports in 2017 and three new airports in 2016 in Papua. “The airport in Papua is priority as the road construction is a problem,” said Director General of Air Transportation, Agus Santoso on Sunday, January 3.

    Agus said that the government is adding more airports in Indonesia, especially in the remote areas. Currently, Indonesia has 54 airports.

    The new airports are expected to start the operations by October 2017.

    On December, President Joko Widodo has just inaugurated two new airports in Papua, namely Wamena and Kaimana Airports. Moreover, Domine Eduard Osok Airport in Sorong is close to a completion, meaning that it will be ready on February.

    ALI HIDAYAT


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