President Joko Widodo (center), accompanied by Minister of BUMN Rini Seomarno (second left), Minister of Transportation Ignatius Jonan (left), Governor of Jambi Zumi Zola (second right) and President Director of PT. Angkasa Pura II Budi Karya Sumadi (right) perform keystrokes siren inauguration of the new airport Sultan Taha Airport, Jambi, on Thursday (21/7).

Jambi (Jambi ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) inaugurated International Airport terminal Sultan Thaha, Jambi province, which is expected to be a successful pilot project for the development of small airports by the government.

President Jokowi on his working visit to Jambi on Thursday morning, review panels and mock airport Sultan Thaha Jambi.

After that, the president was accompanied by several officials and Cabinet ministers Work was inaugurated Sultan Thaha Airport Terminal in the parking lot of the airport.

The new terminal International Airport Sultan Thaha was a "pilot project" for the development of other small airports by the government.

The airport projects include runway overlay 10 cm with a terminal area of ????35,000 m2 and 26,500 m2 of parking area with a capacity of 436 cars and 415 motorcycles.

Passenger Terminal Development and Sultan Thaha Airport Parking facility of the new cost value of the contract in accordance Rp126 billion, Rp110 billion apron construction, tower construction and operation of buildings Rp 16 billion, and the construction of basic facilities and other supporting Rp67 billion.

Previously, President Director of AP II, Budi Karya Sumadi targeting could be 70 aircraft movements per day, at the end of this year.

"Currently, 46 aircraft movements, 23 take off, landing 23. My target Sultan Taha Airport should be 70," said Budi.

He explained that the new Sultan Thaha became the pilot project developing smaller airports managed by Angkasapura II.

The service will also strengthen its role as an international airport Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Cengkareng, Banten.
Opening Ceremony New Terminal of Sultan Thaha Airport Jambi by Indonesian President, Mr. Joko Widodo