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Jakarta - PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) is believed to be the manager of 4 government-owned airports through the State Owned Property Utilization Cooperation (KSP) scheme.
These airports are TJilik Riwut (Palangkaraya), Radin Inten II (Lampung), HAS Hanandjoeddin (Belitung) and Fatmawati Soekarno (Bengkulu).
The signing of the KSP agreement has been carried out between PT Angkasa Pura II - the Ministry of Transportation, and in line with that Tjilik Riwut Airport since the end of 2018 has been officially managed by PT Angkasa Pura II while the other 3 airports will start on January 1, 2020.
Not only as a manager, in the 4 airports, PT Angkasa Pura II will also carry out various development and infrastructure development.
Over the next 30 years, PT Angkasa Pura II has prepared an investment of Rp480 billion for the development of Tjilik Riwut, then for Radin Inten II of Rp500 billion, while for HAS Hanandjoeddin of Rp559.9 billion and in Fatmawati Soekarno to Rp600 billion.
Accordingly, on Thursday, November 21, 2019, PT Angkasa Pura II held a Focus Group Discussion (FGD): Synergy in Building Regions through Airport Infrastructure Development Cooperation, in order to obtain various input from stakeholders regarding strategies and plans for the development and management of these airports .
The FGD was attended by stakeholders such as the Ministry of Transportation, the Ministry of Finance, Bengkulu Provincial Government, Bangka Belitung, Lampung and Central Kalimantan and PT Angkasa Pura II.
Holistically, the FGD explores 8 topics related to airport operations and development, namely Assets, Investment, Engineering, Operations, Services, Commercial, HR and Communication.
PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero) President Director Muhammad Awaluddin said the purpose of the FGD was to formulate a comprehensive strategy to optimize operations and services at the four airports.
"We want to ensure that the KSP BMN scheme can make these airports can contribute more in improving the regional economy, improve transportation and logistics connectivity, and increase the added value of local tourism," explained Muhammad Awaluddin.
As for the discussion with stakeholders in the FGD, there were 3 main topics that emerged.
"First, related to regulation. There are regulations issued by the Ministry of Finance related to the management of State Property, then regulations of the Ministry of Transportation as regulators governing airport technicality, and regulations of the Ministry of SOEs which regulate the management of PT Angkasa Pura II's business. We will synchronize and integrate various regulations so that there will be no overlap in their implementation on the ground, "Muhammad Awaluddin said.
Furthermore, Muhammad Awaluddin said that the second topic that emerged in the FGD discussion was related to the business sector.
"Angkasa Pura II is a profit-oriented SOE. What is entrusted by the state to Angkasa Pura II as BUMN through KSP BMN should not be a burden, but how we should make this a potential profit, "explained Muhammad Awaluddin.
To pursue profit, Muhammad Awaluddin revealed Angkasa Pura II could work on business opportunities in the nonaeronautics sector such as the development of Aerocity in the Radin Inten II Airport area in Lampung and the hospitality or commercial area to support tourism at HAS Hanandjoeddin Airport in Belitung.
"We will see assets that can be used at these airports, such as Aerocity in Lampung and Belitung which have also been designated as Special Economic Tourism Zones so that the opportunity to establish hotels and commercial areas is open and has great potential in the airport area."
Muhammad Awaluddin believes with the existing experience Angkasa Pura II can improve business aspects at the 4 airports, including turning things around to those that are still at a loss to profit.
The third topic is related to aspects of airport management which must always comply with regulations.
"We cannot separate the aspects of asset management and business activities. Management must follow the correct rules and roles, comply, and adhere to the principle of prudence, "said Muhammad Awaluddin.