Raja Ampat Airport Runway to be Extended

Manokwari, Jubi – The government will extend the runway of Marinda Airport in Raja Ampat from 1,200 meters to 2,500 meters.

“The plan will be realized President Joko Widodo recently launched Domini Airport passenger terminal Edward Osok in Sorong,” said West Papua Governor Abraham O. Ataruri at governor’s office, Monday (4/1/2016 ).

Head of Transport Department of Information and Communications of West Papua, Bambang Susanto Heriawan, said separately, said the extension of the runway is part of the government’s plan to make the international airport.

“Raja Ampat is a regional tourism destination, thus, airport conditions into consideration,” he said.

As for the development of Manokwari Rendani Airport, he added, will be made according the original plan will be extended from 2,000 meters to 2,500 meters. He added, Rendani airport runway extension plan, was submitted to the Minister of Transportation.

“Now, depending on the government’s efforts of West Papua province, Manokwari District and to seek the release of customary land,” he said. According to him, the release of customary land to be used as an extension of the airport runway is in process. (*/ Tina)