Minister to Meet Air Force Chief to Find Solution to Airport Train

Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumai

Boyolali, MINA – Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi will soon meet Air Force Chief of Staff Marshal Yuyu Sutisna to solve Air Force land used for the construction of railway lines linking Adi Soemarmo Airport to Balapan Station in Solo, Central Java.

“I will meet him on Monday to discuss the use of the land owned by the Air Force for the project,” he said here on Sunday.

The minister made the remarks while inspecting the construction of railway station at the airport, along with Solo Mayor FX Hadi Rudyatmo.

Nearly 2.5 hectares of land owned by the Air Force will be affected by the project, he said.

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The minister said his side has no problem to compensate the land owned by local people for the project.

“Admittedly, there is small problem particularly related to the clearance of land owned by the Air Force,” he said.

However, the construction of the railway tracks in several places has been running as expected, he said.

“We have set ourselves the target of completing the project at the end of 2018 and the railway line will become operational early 2019,” he said. (T/RS5/RS1)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)