Wed, 18 Jun 2008
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Secretary General of the Indonesian Exporters Association (GPEI) Totok Dirgantoro said Indonesia needed new export-import ports to prevent goods congestions at Tanjung Priok port in 2012.

"I suggest the construction of a new port in Bekasi and Karawang,to handle our export-import goods," he said on the sidelines of a meeting a national team for boosting exports and investment (PEPI)in Cikarang on Tuesday.

He said that PT Pelindo I, II and III, are capable to build new ports with an inverstment ranging from 400 to 500 million rupiah.

"In this way, industries in Tasik, Bandung, Garut, Karawang, Cilegon, and Cikarang could export their products through those new ports, as 40 to 60 percent of our exports came from those regions," he said.

Ideas on the building of dry ports in industrial estates, Toto said, would not solve problems of the flow of goods.

"Tanjung Priok is now already too crowded, and the building of a dry port here would have to include roads which will increase investment, especially if it is necessary to build toll road leading straight to the port," he said. (*)



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