Indonesia Highlights: Patimban Seaport to Operate Next Month | Malaysian-flagged Vessel Arrested for Illegal Fishing | Jakarta Military Chief Calls for FPI's Disbanding

November 20, 2020, 11.49 PM
The new road to Patimban Seaport in Subang regency, West Java. Dok. Biro Komunikasi Publik Kementerian PUPR.The new road to Patimban Seaport in Subang regency, West Java.

KOMPAS.com – The first phase of a special seaport for automotive exports in Subang regency in West Java is expected to be completed in December 2020.

Media reported that the car terminal of Patimban Port could accommodate a quarter of a million to 300,000 vehicles annually.

The port is expected to ease traffic congestion for the export and import of vehicles at the Tanjung Priok Port in North Jakarta.

Authorities have seized a Malaysian-flagged vessel for illegal fishing in Indonesian waters in Malacca Strait. The incident took place only in a week after another fishing boat bearing the Malaysian flag was caught by the patrol team in Malacca Strait.

Today’s important stories in Indonesia, curated by Kompas.com editors:

1. Indonesia’s Patimban Seaport to Operate on Limited Basis Next Month

Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi during his previous visit to Patimban Seaport in Subang regency in West Java on August 9, 2020. Dokumentasi Kemenhub Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi during his previous visit to Patimban Seaport in Subang regency in West Java on August 9, 2020.

The government is expected to complete the first phase of the Patimban seaport in Subang regency, West Java for limited basis operation in December 2020. Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said that the Patimban Port will boost the national economy by speeding up the flow of logistics.

“Patimban Port can also be the main driver for national economic recovery. I discussed with Industry Minister to support this activity,” Budi said in a virtual discussion on Friday, November 20.

He said that Patimban port can ease the burden on Jakarta’s busiest seaport, Tanjung Priok. Therefore, the two seaports must be synergized, he added.

Source: https://money.kompas.com/read/2020/11/20/200314226/beroperasi-bulan-depan-pelabuhan-patimban-diharapkan-percepat-pemulihan.

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