Thu, 17 Jul 2003

Residents around airport demand job opportunities

TANGERANG: Residents of Rawa Rengas subdistrict, Kosambi district in Tangerang municipality, plan to stage a rally to demand job opportunities for locals from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II.

"We are planning to stage a mass rally, to demand that the company recruit locals to work at the airport," said head of the subdistrict Aman on Wednesday.

He lambasted the airport administration, which borders the village, for not giving any benefit to locals. Many residents had applied for jobs but were rejected.

Tangerang mayor Ismet Iskandar said that his administration would ask clarification from the company on the demands made by the locals. -- Antara