There are plans to make the cable car a means of transportation in IKN Nusantara. photo/illustration
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“Currently, the suitability of the cable car as an urban transport in IKN and tourism is being assessed, with the added benefit of suitability of the topographical aspects of the area as well as the panorama of the city. The government is also planning the development of a cable car. which has been integrated with the master plan and urban transport system at IKN.”
Meanwhile, the use of seaplanes is also being explored, especially for coastal cities such as Jakarta, Palembang, Surabaya and Denpasar. The study by the Ministry of Transport has recommended nine tourist destinations in Indonesia. Further, there is a need to study the demand for seaplane transport in the context of market segmentation and connectivity being provided.
“As seaplane operations in Indonesia are dominated by the private sector, the government’s role is limited to granting operating permits for floating aircraft, but does not cover the construction, development and operation of seaplane airports,” Suharso said.
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Two points were discussed during Boeing’s visit. First, a commitment to fulfill Indonesia’s request in every purchase of military combat aircraft in accordance with the mandate of Law No. 16 of 2012 with regard to the defense industry as well as the purchase of commercial aircraft as offsets and technology transfer. Second, encouraging the development of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) by the national aerospace industry as a partnership with Boeing .