JAKARTA, presidentpost.com – The construction of Patimban Port in Subang, West Java, will begin early 2018. The development of Patimban Port will be divided into 3 stages and the first stage is divided further into two phases.
Acting Director General of Sea Transportation of the Transportation Ministry, Bay M. Hasani, said that the first phase construction of Patimban Port will be the 430 x 300 meters container terminal from the total quay length of 4,320 meters. Meanwhile the container field will occupy 35 hectares with a capacity of 250,000 TEUs.
The vehicle terminal will be able to accommodate up to 218,000 units of Completely Build Up (CBU) cars. The construction of the first phase of Patimban first stage is targeted for completion in 2019.
In the second phase of the first stage development, the container terminal will be expanded to 1,740 x 35 meters from the total quay length of 4,320 meters. Meanwhile the container field will be expanded to 66 hectares with a capacity of 3.5 million TEUs of the final 3.75 million TEUs.
The capacity of vehicle terminal will also be increased to 382,000 CBUs out of the final 600,000 CBUs. The construction of the phase 2 of Patimban first stage is targeted for completion in 2023. Then the development of Patimban Port will continue to stage 2 and 3.
“The stage 1 consists of phase 1 and 2. After their completion, we will do the stage 2 and 3,” Bay said in a press conference at the Transportation Ministry, Central Jakarta, on Tuesday (9/5).
The construction of Patimban Port is financed by Japan’s loan through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) at US$1.03 billion and the domestic funding of US$90 million. The US$1.03 billion loan from JICA will be disbursed gradually until 2023.
“The financing comes from the Japanese loan through JICA totaling US$1.03 billion or Rp13.7 trillion, while the domestic funding is US$90 million or Rp1.19 trillion,” said Bay.
The documents needed for the Patimban Port construction, consisting of Pre-Feasibility Study, Environmental Impact Assessment (AMDAL), Port Master Plan (RIP) and the location, have been completed. The Traffic Impact Analysis (ANDAL LALIN) is being prepared along with the concession studies.
“The documents of Pre-FS, FS, AMDAL, and RIP are completed,” Bay said.
“The loan agreement has been signed by the Minister of PPN/Bappenas and formally acknowledged the Japanese Embassy. Bappenas recommended Ministry of Finance to handle the loan,” Bay added. (DTK/TPP)