Monday, 27 June 2011 17:31    PDF Print E-mail
Ministry urged to permit land for Kuala Namu
Warta
AGUS ZULHAMIDI
WASPADA ONLINE


MEDAN, N SUMATRA - The Minister of State Owned Enterprises Mustafa Abubakar should concern land clearance issue at new airport project in Kuala Namu, Deli Serdang, a lawmaker made his call Monday.

Commission D legislator Tunggul Siagian highlights access road construction that remains stuck on acquiring land belong to state owned plantation PTPN II in Deli Serdang, North Sumatra.

The PTPN II is run under State Owned Enterprises Ministry.

"I don't know why, but it's been our bad habit to leave problems unsettled. The State Owned Ministry, therefore, must help us to figure out the land clearance issue," he was cited by Waspada Online here on Monday.

The central government should assist regional project alike new airport project in Kuala Namu, he emphasized.

The project was kicked off in 2006 in an ambitious move to replace the existing Polonia International Airport, and will be situated closer to the Medan city center.

With 3,750-meter twin runways and a 65,000-square-meter passenger terminal, Kuala Namu is set to become be the country’s second-biggest airport after Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.

Deli Serdang district situated about 25 km to the southwest from the province capital, Medan.

Translated by: Ananta Politan Bangun
(dat04/wol)

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