Jayapura, Jubi – Papua Transportation Office said it remained optimistic it would realize airport construction projects in the province.
The Head of Papua Transportation Office Djuli Mambaya said there is no reason for airport construction in Papua to be delayed, because it would directly connect to those who live in the sub-districts or remote areas.
“Currently we are focusing to the airport in Sugapa, Intan Jaya, while Mamit Airport in Tolikara is also a concern,” he said.
About the construction, said Djuli, the provincial transportation office is currently reviewing the contract, including the airport construction in Mamit, in Sugapa and some other regions. “We have checked the airports along with our staffs and consultants including those from PPTK,” he said.
According to him, he has reviewed the contract document and ready to sign it, then the construction process could be run, and we are very optimistic that it could be completed. “The contract document has been on my table, after the signing, the construction could be done,” he said.
Earlier, Papua Governor Lukas Enembe has launched new passenger terminal building and airport apron in Oksibil Airport, Pegunungan Bintang Regency some times ago.
“We hope the new terminal building and apron in Oksibil Airport could be used and benefited by people,” said Enembe.
Meanwhile, the Head of Oksibil Airport Frits J. Ayomi said new passenger terminal building and airport apron in Oksibil Airport were built using the Regional Budget of Pegunungan Bintang Regency. “The governor only launched the building, while the operation would be implemented in 2018,” said Ayomi. (*/rom)