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Indonesian minister calls for transportation facilities for Lebaran travelers

19th March 2017 | 2.322 Views
Indonesian minister calls for transportation facilities for Lebaran travelers
Minister Budi Karya Sumadi. (ANTARA/Hafidz Mubarak A.)
Sampit (ANTARA News) - Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi appealed to all regions to arrange transportation facilities for the post-fasting Ied al-Fitr or Lebaran travelers this year.

"I have come here to inspect the seaport and airport conditions, notably Sampit Seaport. The number of travelers passing through this airport is usually high," the minister said while inspecting Sampit Seaport in East Kotawaringin District, Central Kalimantan, on Saturday (March 18).

Based on the available data, the number of passengers passing through this seaport during the Lebaran season last year stood at 27 thousand. They departed to Semarang in Central Java and Surabaya, East Java.

Sumadi was inspecting two seaport terminals, namely the Sampit Terminal designed specifically for passenger ships and Bagendang Terminal for containers.

Earlier, Sumadi also inspected the Kumai Seaport in West Kotawaringin District to inspect the preparations of the port for the Lebaran season in 2017, which is expected to fall on the fourth week of June.
(Uu.A014/INE/KR-BSR/H-YH)