Minister Budi Karya Sumadi announces plans for the enhancement of Port Dumai in Riau and Port Selat Lampa in Riau Islands to optimize their potential and functions

Transportation Minister Bapak Budi Karya Sumadi unveils plans for the further development of Port Dumai in Riau Province and Port Selat Lampa in Riau Islands Province during his visit to the provinces on 8 February 2024.

Minister Pak Sumadi highlights the untapped potential of Dumai Port and the need for its maximal utilization, especially considering the significant volume of mobility between Malaysia and Indonesia via the port.

To leverage this potential, Sumadi directs PT Pelindo, the state-owned port management company, to initiate revitalization efforts for Dumai Port, focusing on dredging ponds and expanding the passenger terminal capacity.

During his visit to Port Selat Lampa in Natuna District, Riau Islands, Minister Sumadi underscores the port’s promising prospects due to its deep and calm waters. He emphasizes the necessity of constructing terminals and container areas to harness this potential effectively.

Addressing the accessibility challenges of Selat Lampa Port, Sumadi pledges collaborative efforts between the Transportation Ministry, the Public Works and Public Housing Ministry, and other stakeholders to improve accessibility and optimize the port’s functions.

Selat Lampa Port, situated in the strategic region of Natuna Islands along international shipping routes, holds significance in Indonesia’s efforts toward equitable development across all regions, including frontier territories like Natuna Islands, under President Joko Widodo’s leadership.

Source: Antara News