|By ACN Newswire||
|May 7, 2013 10:11 AM EDT||
The President Director of PT Angkasa Pura II Tri S Sunoko said that the event would be attended by 286 representative delegates of 33 member countries of CANSO Asia-Pacific-wide. The Vice Minister of Transportation, Bambang Susantono, is scheduled to be present for delivering a welcome speech during the conference opening ceremony to be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.
"This is a considerably important and encouraging event. We have only been a member for a year and yet we have already been trusted as a host. Whereas other countries were racing to nominate themselves, in the end we were chosen," Tri Sunoko explained.
Such pride, Tri Sunoko added, was not only for Angkasa Pura II, but also for Indonesia in general. "This serves as evidence that internationally, the world esteems and takes notice of Indonesia. As for Angkasa Pura II, it only functions as a facilitator," he said.
CANSO is the only Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO) comprising 143 member countries and in charge of managing 85 percent of the global air space. PT Angkasa Pura II officially joined CANSO as a permanent member in January 2012. The designation of Angkasa Pura II as the host of CANSO APAC 2013 took place when a similar event was held last May 2012, in the Maldives.
Tri Sunoko explained that the activities undertaken by CANSO included forming a work group and sharing information. In addition, developing policies with the main purpose of improving the air navigation services by promoting and increasing security, customer-focused, performing efficiency, and providing prime services.
"We may obtain numerous benefits from CANSO. Moreover, Angkasa Pura II currently implements many airport development programmes. One of the largest programmes is the development of Soekarno-Hatta Airport," Tri Sunoko said.
About Angkasa Pura II
PT Angkasa Pura (Sanskrit for "Sky City") is a state enterprise of the Indonesian Department of Transport that is responsible for the management of airports and air traffic services in Indonesia. PT Angkasa Pura is made up of PT Angkasa Pura I, its head office in Jakarta, and PT Angkasa Pura II, with its head office at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten. PT Angkasa Pura II was established on August 13, 1984.
PT Angkasa Pura II currently manages 13 main Airports in the Western Indonesia region. These are Soekarno-Hatta (Tangerang), Halim Perdanakusuma (Jakarta), Polonia (Medan), Supadio (Pontianak), Minangkabau (Padang), Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (Palembang), Sultan Syarif Kasim II (Pekanbaru), Husein Sastranegara (Bandung), Sultan Iskandarmuda (Banda Aceh), Raja Haji Fisabilillah (Tanjung Pinang), Sultan Thaha (Jambi), Depati Amir (Pangkal Pinang) and Silangit (Tapanuli Utara). For more information, please see www.angkasapura2.co.id.
PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero)
Acting Official Corporate Secretary
Soekarno-Hatta International Airport
E-Mail: [email protected]
Phone: +62-21-550-5079, 550-5074
Source: PT Angkasa Pura II
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