Indonesia Allocates Airport Modernisation Budget

6 September 2010 (Last Updated September 6th, 2010 18:30)

The Indonesian Government has allocated funds to modernise the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in an effort to increase its efficiency and operations. The government has allocated IDR1tn ($111m) to upgrade the airport with improved technological equipment and merge air traffic cont

The Indonesian Government has allocated funds to modernise the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in an effort to increase its efficiency and operations.

The government has allocated IDR1tn ($111m) to upgrade the airport with improved technological equipment and merge air traffic control systems across the archipelago into one system.

A large part of the funding will be used to acquire navigational equipment, including a new air traffic control radar.

The new air traffic control systems (ATCS), to be completed in 2011, will be more reliable and integrated with air traffic systems at airports in the eastern part of Indonesia, according to The Jakarta Post.

The ATCS of PT Angkasa Pura I and II will also be consolidated into one body from 1 January 2011, as mandated by the 2009 Law on Aviation.

The government will provide IDR150bn ($16.5m) of the total cost, while the remainder will be financed by state airport operator Angkasa Pura II and partners.