Indonesia to develop 10 airports under public-private partnership agreements
Indonesia's Government plans to seek public-private partnership agreements for the development of Bandar Lampung Radin Inten II Airport, Bengkulu Fatmawati Soekarno Airport, Jayapura Sentani Airport, Komodo Airport, Matahora Airport, Palangkaraya Airport, Palu Mutiara Airport, Tanjung Pandan Buluh Tumbang Airport, Tarakan Juwata Airport and Ternate Babullah Airport (The Jakarta Post, 05-Dec-2013). The tender process may commence in 2014. Indonesia's Deputy Minister of Transportation Bambang Susantono said, "We want the private sector, including foreign investors, to participate in the development of these 10 airports because we want to further improve their level of services in anticipation of increased future demand. We admit that if we only rely on state funds to develop these airports, we are not going to catch up with demand, as the budget is rigid, limiting us when we want to increase capacity and services."