Raja Haji Abdullah Airport Will Be Developed, Here’s the Plan

Raja Haji Abdullah Airport Will Be Developed, Here’s the Plan
Raja Haji Abdullah Airport Will Be Developed, Here’s the Plan

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – The government will carry out the construction and development of Raja Haji Abdullah Airport in the Riau Islands Province.

This was marked by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Directorate General of Civil Aviation at the Ministry of Transportation and the Riau Islands Provincial Government (Kepri) and the Karimun Regency Government, on Wednesday (21/09/2022).

Plt. Director General of Civil Aviation Nur Isnin explained that the Riau Islands Provincial Government will support the financing of land acquisition and ensure the availability of maintenance of access roads to and from Raja Haji Abdullah Airport.

Meanwhile, the Karimun Regency Government is also willing to provide land in stages according to the plan, and ensure the availability of other facilities needed to facilitate airport operations.

“This is a very good synergy and collaboration,” said Nur Isnin quoted from the website of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.

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According to him, no less important is the mutual agreement for spatial control in the Aviation Operation Safety Area (KKOP), the Noise Zone Boundary (BKK) and the Environmental Interest Area (DLKp).

Raja Haji Abdullah Airport is located on Karimun Besar Island, which is directly adjacent to Singapore and Malaysia.

Its geographical location is very strategic because it is on the second most densely populated shipping lane in Indonesia.

“For this reason, it is necessary to develop in terms of facilities and operations in order to realize the Nawa Cita President of the Republic of Indonesia, as an airport in the border area as the front guard of the Republic of Indonesia,” he explained.

After the signing of this Memorandum of Understanding, Nur Isnin hopes that the construction and development of Raja Haji Abdullah Airport will be carried out immediately and its facilities can continue to be improved.

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“Hopefully it can be realized soon, and the people’s desire for air transportation services needs can be fulfilled, to support economic and trade improvement in Karimun and its surroundings,” he explained.

Raja Haji Abdullah Airport stands on an area of ​​72,000 m2, with a terminal building of 770 m2, runway 1,400 mx 30 m, taxiway 75 mx 15 m, apron 73.5 mx 40 m with a capacity of 3 Cassa 212 type aircraft or 1 ATR 72- 600.

“Currently, the pioneering flight routes that are already operating are Tanjung Balai Karimun-Pekan Baru, and Tanjung Balai Karimun-Dabo Singkep, which are served by Susi Air,” he said.

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The article is in Indonesian

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