Bogor: President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has ordered his cabinet to accelerate the construction of Patimban Port in Subang Regency. He believes the port could boost economic activities in West Java Province.
"The port is of strategic importance to West Java's trade growth," President Jokowi said here on Tuesday.
According to the former Jakarta governor, Patimban Port could complement Tanjung Priok Port in North Jakarta. As a result, an economic golden triangle could be developed in West Java.
"The triangle consists of Patimban Port, Kertajati Airport and industrial areas in Bekasi, Karawang and Purwakarta," he explained.
Patimban Port is listed as one of the national strategis projects. It is projected to become the largest international port in the country in addition to the Tanjung Priok Port.
The construction of the port is expected to be completed in October. The Indonesian government is planning to hold a soft launching in November.