Friday, 14 December 2018 | 16:32 WIB

Early December, Kertajati Airport Development Reaches 76 Percent

Kertajati International Airport

JAKARTA, NNC - Until December 10, 2017, the progress of Kertajati Airport development in Majalengka regency, West Java has reached 76.6 percent.

President Director of PT Bandara Internasional Jawa Barat (BIJB) Virda Dimas Ekaputra said the progress has been the achievement of land that is done by the West Java regional owned enterprises (BUMD).

"The rest that needs to be constructed are the roof and terminal," said Virda, Tuesday (12/19/2017).

Virda said, the construction of the airport area of 1,800 hectares is still running according to the target. From the side of the air which is the responsibility of the Ministry of Transportation, he mentioned that the progress has reached 92 percent because it was originally targeted to be completed by the end of this year.

"For now, construction has reached stage one of runway extension of 60 m x 2,500 meters, next year will be extended again to 3,500 meters," he said.

In terms of land acquisition, there is still a constraint though not significant.

Virda explained, one of the problems is the ‘haunted house’ which was established not long ago by the community in order to get greater compensation.

"The ‘haunted house’ was recently established, it was agreed not to be replaced, but the verification process in the field it is not easy, there are some who have long lived there and so there are protests, but not many and not too significant," he said.

Virda hopes that construction of the airport, which now have three-letter Airport Code "KJT" from IATA, can be completed as targeted in the first quarter of 2018 and ready for operation in April 2018.