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October 11, Palu Airport has been able to service large-bodied aircraft

05 Oct 2018

Merdeka.com - Minister of Transportation, Budi Karya Sumadi, said it had completed repairs to the runway of Mutiara Sis Al-Jufri Airport in Palu, Central Sulawesi. The 2,250 meter runway is targeted to operate normally on October 11, 2018.

"On the 11th, no later than the 12th runway of 2,250 meters can be used. This means that larger planes, Airbus 320 and 737 can land. So that Jakarta can go directly there," he said at the Ministry of Finance Office, Jakarta, Friday (5 / 10).

Minister of Transportation Budi said, PT Cipta Karya had conducted an assessment of the condition of the airport after the earthquake and tsunami disaster. The assessment results show that there was no significant damage.

"The airport after being assessed by Cipta Karya stated that there was no significant impact, only minor matters. There was a pole, there was a ceiling and so on. Well, I will try this in one week's recovery," he explained.

Minister of Transportation Budi added, his party had also asked PT Angkasa Pura I and II to jointly recover the airport condition. Given that the airport will be visited by officials from various friendly countries.

"We did ask a number of friends from the private sector, from AP I, AP II to joint with friends there to make the airport with a more professional function, good safety security and level of service because we know in recent days there will be guests from friendly countries, "he said.

Reporter: Anggun P. Situmorang
Source: https://www.merdeka.com/uang/11-oktober-bandara-palu-sudah-bisa-layani-pesawat-berbadan-besar.html