Jakarta, 6 July 2020 - Until the first semester of 2020, the construction of the Kijing Terminal in Mempawah District, West Kalimantan has reached more than 55%. IPC ensures that the construction of the Kijing Terminal will continue while implementing the Health Protocol, and is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of this year.
"The work includes the construction of docks, trestles (connecting roads between land and terminal areas), hardening of land inland areas, construction of office buildings, and other supporting buildings at the port," IPC President Director Arif Suhartono said here on Monday (6/6) 7).
Until the first semester of 2020, the construction of the Kijing Terminal in Mempawah Regency, West Kalimantan has absorbed an investment fund of Rp. 2.37 trillion. The cost of constructing the first phase of the Kijing Terminal is budgeted at Rp.5 trillion.
"The funds are used, among others, for land acquisition, the physical construction of the terminal, and the costs of building other supporting facilities," said Arif.
Arif hopes that the first phase of construction will be completed according to plan, and can be trialed in the fourth quarter of this year.
Kijing Terminal is a development of the Port of Pontianak, which is one of the National Strategic Projects (PSN). The Kijing Terminal is projected to become the largest port area in Kalimantan and will become one of the hub ports in Indonesia.
This port area covers 200 hectares, covering the terminal area on the seaside, 3.5-kilometer long trestle, as well as the office area and other supporting facilities on the land side.
As a hub port, Kijing Terminal is designed to be able to serve large container vessels with a capacity of more than 10,000 TEUs. The container terminal itself is built with a capacity of 2 million TEUs per year.
Later Kijing Terminal will be integrated with the Special Economic Zone, which is expected to support the acceleration of economic growth, especially in West Kalimantan.