We are keen that Batam becomes the first green port in Indonesia. That is the Batu Ampar Port
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Batu Ampar Port in Batam will be developed as the first green port in Indonesia, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan stated.

During a virtual joint press conference on the National Logistic Ecosystem (NLE) here on Thursday, the minister shed light on his plan to observe the construction project of the port and check the NLE system in the region.

"We are keen that Batam becomes the first green port in Indonesia. That is the Batu Ampar Port," Pandjaitan remarked.

The minister revealed that the government will also bring about improvements in the shipping industry in Bintan and Batam.

It has also allocated Rp5 trillion for waste clearing and will deploy the Navy and Maritime Security Agency (Bakamla) to intercept ships dumping waste in Indonesian waters.

Moreover, the government will rearrange the underwater optical fiber cable installation, he revealed.

Pandjaitan is optimistic that the NLE implementation, as stipulated in Presidential Instruction No. 5 of 2020 on the national logistics ecosystem, would improve cost efficiency, boost investment, and increase state revenue.

The system that will cut short logistics services from 17 transactions to just one single service is projected to offer cost efficiency of some Rp1.5 trillion in Batam. (INE)

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Editor: Azis Kurmala
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