On December 20, the Indonesian President Joko Widodo inaugurated the Patimban sea port in West Java. “I declare that Patimban Port is ready and can be used,” the president said at a function on initial operation of the Patimban International Port. The 43.2 trillion rupiah (91.7 billion baht) port in the town of Subang, 140km east of the capital Jakarta, is hailed as an strategic asset by Indonesian government.
“Amid the pandemic, one of the national strategic projects, Patimban, has been completed,” Widodo said. “With its strategic location, I am sure that Patimban will be key in connecting different sectors, from industrial manufacturing to agriculture, and increasing exports.”
Patimban port is expected to be Indonesia’s primary export port. It is also expected to solve the overcapacity of Tanjung Priok Port and traffic congestion in Jakarta from the transport of cargo.
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