Pelindo III Invests IDR 6 Trillion in Kendal Port

December 28, 2017

PT Pelindo III poured out investment funds of up to Rp6 trillion to realize the expansion project of Kendal Port until 2019. Pelindo III President Director, Ari Askhara said the port expansion project will begin by dredging sedimentation around 10 meters of Kendal waters.

"The Kendal water area which is only 3 meters deep will be deepened up to 10 meters," Ari said, after signing the memorandum of understanding of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Regent Mirna Annisa at Kendal Regency Government Hall on Thursday (12/28/2017). By synergizing with his company that has business, technical and capital capabilities that are capable, he asserted that the Kendal Regency Government can also develop district assets efficiently.

He hopes that the collaboration between the two parties can boost economic benefits, not only for Kendal residents, but also logistics stakeholders for the Central Java industrial sector and surrounding Megaproject expansion of the Kendal Port, said Ari also includes the construction of all structures and facilities, excavation for the ship lane to the creation of a harbor pool. He ensured that the infrastructure was complete to support the Kendal Port. "We will conduct a parallel study between 6-9 months. Then we will only work on the construction of a new port, including the construction of the port," he explained.

He admitted that he appreciates the full support of Regent Mirna Annisa to realize the mega project. He hopes that the Kendal Port will be able to support the loading and unloading of goods in the Kendal Industrial Area (KIK) located nearby. "We as operators of the Kendal Port certainly want to cooperate in an unlimited period of time. Moreover, the port business entity is the most appropriate to manage there," he said.

He is discussing with the District Government to determine the ideal sharing of funds in the management of the project. "The important thing is that multiplayer effects can be expanded. Tax revenues and PAD for Kendal," he added. While the Secretary of Kendal Regency, Moh Toha hoped that the Kendal Port megaproject will begin working on 2018 later. "The development of its commercial port can be realized next year and then the expansion of its facilities on the west side continues to be designed to be an international scale," he concluded.