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INFRASTRUCTURE HIGHLIGHT on Aviation – JAKARTA, APRIL 22 2014: Airport Infrastructure Planning Set to Accelerate National Economic Growth Airports and Aviation Indonesia 2014 and the Indonesia Aviation Business Forum 2014 are set to prepare Indonesia to thrive under ASEAN Open Skies Policy.
“We look forward to bringing the news and opportunities emerging in Indonesia to our global community that attends the DAS, delivering to Indonesia new potential partners for local industry to embrace as they prepare to compete under ASEAN Open Skies Policy set to take effect in 2015” Alan Solow from Infrastructure Asia added.
Unprecedented growth in Indonesia aviation industry is expected under the implementation of the new ASEAN Open Skies Policy commencing in 2015. Effective airport and aviation infrastructure planning and development is required to meet these demands and will accelerate Indonesia’s economic growth and improve connectivity between Indonesia and its trading partners.
Herry Bakti, Director General Civil Aviation, Ministry of Transportation RI, said “The need for planning efficient airport infrastructure has moved the Government of Indonesia to develop new airports to operate in several areas across Indonesia within this year of 2014.”
“Ministry of Transportation RI is anticipating over 100 million passengers this year traveling through Indonesian airports, a 15% growth compare to 2013. New destinations will contribute to the increased use of air transportation,”added Herry Bakti during the launch of Airports and Aviation Indonesia 2014 (AAI’AA), an annual trade exhibition established to bring officials and professional together to show case and discuss Indonesia’s airport and aviation development.
AAI’14 will be held in conjunction with the Indonesian Aviation Business Forum 2014 (IABF’14) during Indonesia Infrastructure Week, 5-7 November 2014 at the Jakarta Convention Center.
Herry explained, “The growing number of passenger requires an enhancement to aviation regulation with anincreased focus on standard of safety, security and service to the aviation industry. Increases in passengers, cargo, and aircraft movements arecurrently unmatched by the pace of airport expansion and the development of new airport facilities.
“Inadequateinvestment in airtraffic control leads to delays, congestion and an increase risk in incidents. Hence, serious efforts are needed to ensure the continued development of effective aviation and air traffic control infrastructure,” added Herry Bakti.
Agung Sedayu, Head of the Bureau of Strategic Planning & Corporate Performance Management, PT AngkasaPura II stated “to support the necessary development of airport infrastructure, it is crucial to carefully plan the investment in air traffic management, in particular for countries with rapid economic growth such as Indonesia.” Bastary P. Indra, Director of Development of Public-Private Cooperation, National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS RI), said “To support the government’s plan for the growth of the economy, involvement of the private sector is crucial to accelerate the development of airport infrastructure”.
Similarly, Yudhaprana Sugarda, Head of Corporate Planning & Performance, PT AngkasaPura I, also mentioned that development of the land adjacent to the airports would give rise to significant aero-city investment opportunities. Many of these projects will be presented at AAI’14. He further echoed PT Angkasa Pura I President Director, Tommy Soetomo’s earlier comments that the AAI’14 and IABF’14 will serve the resourcing demands of Angkasa Pura Airports as they intend to visit the exhibition seeking partners in Indonesia’s rapidly expanding airport and aviation sector.
At the AAI’14 and IABF’14 launch, Bastary P. Indra, Director of Development of Public-Private Cooperation, National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS RI), estimated, that more than USD15 Billion of investment is required to support the short and medium term investment plan for Indonesian airports.
“To attract the private sector to invest in this sector, it is important to set out well-defined requirements to participatein the commercial, operations, physical development and financing of future aviation and airport infrastructure projects,” added Bastary.
On behalf of the organizer, Alan Solow stated AAI’14 & IABF’4 & IAIndonesia Infrastructure Week events. These events have been developed in partnership with Angkasa Pura Airports and Angkasa Pura II, as the co-hosts, and Tarsus Group Plc. Tarsusis the organizer of the Dubai Air Show, where 60,000 trade visitors attended and over USD 200 billion in sales booked during the event last November.
AAI’14 and IABF’14 are held under the patronage of the Ministry of Transportation, the National Planning Agency and the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs and aims to facilitate both private and state owned companies to take part in transforming and encourage investment in the critical development of future aviation and airport infrastructure projects (May14/p2).