Monday, February 9, 2009

Tanjung Priok Port should expand such as Rotterdam Port

Jusuf Kalla, Vice-President of Indonesia.

Vice President Muhammad Jusuf Kalla stated to increase the flow of goods become better and faster, Tanjung Priok Port, Jakarta should developed such as the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Therefore, the integrated expansion of development of Tanjung Priok not only completed eventually, but also increase the loading speed and flow of goods and increased networking with the other ports.

It was submitted by the Indonesia Vice President Jusuf Kalla after observe the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands Sunday (8/2/2009) afternoon local time. During his visit in Netherlands, the Vice President Jusuf Kalla accompanied by the Head of BKPM Lutfie M, Seswapres Siswadi AW. and the Ambassador of Indonesia to the Netherlands JE Habibie. In these visits the Vice President Kalla also accompanied by the Mayor of Rotterdam Achmad abou Thalieb.

"It is certain, Port of Tanjung Priok should be like Port of Rotterdam, not only the area, but the loading speed of the goods, services, and networking. Imagine that this port width 40 km, and become the first and largest port in Europe," said the Vice President. While the Mayor of Rotterdam very pleased can invite the Vice President Kalla going around with the Abel Tasman Ferry boat to see this port facilities. The Governor of DKI Fauzi Bowo which also accompanied Jusuf Kalla said, Pemda DKI have a wide area in Marunda which can be used to realization the intergrated port of Tanjung Priok. "Port of Tanjung Priok have to refer to the Rotterdam port," he said.