Three SOEs (BUMN) Will Revitalize Halim Perdanakusuma Airport


Three State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN) have been appointed by President Joko Widodo to revitalize Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport located in East Jakarta City, the Special Capital Region of Jakarta.

This policy is regulated in Presidential Regulation (Perpres) Number 9 of 2022 concerning the Revitalization of the Indonesian National Army Air Force Base Facility / Halim Perdanakusuma Airport. This regulation was enacted and promulgated on January 19, 2022.

The Presidential Regulation also details the names of the three SOEs. Paragraph 3 Article 1 explains that the three SOEs appointed by the government to revitalize Halim Perdanakusuma Airport are PT Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk, PT Pembangunan Perumahan or PTPP (Persero) Tbk, and PT Indah Karya (Persero).

The revitalization includes the restoration of runways and taxiways, increasing the capacity of the parking lot (apron) for Naratetama and Naratama aircraft.

This revitalization also includes the renovation of the Naratetama and Naratama buildings, the renovation of the operational buildings, the improvement of the drainage system in the airbase, as well as the arrangement of other facilities that need to be adjusted due to the revitalization work.

Regarding the source of funds that will be allocated to revitalize Halim airport, the government uses the State Revenue and Expenditure Budget (APBN) and other legal and non-binding sources.

This is explained in Article 5, “Payment for the revitalization of Halim Perdanakusuma Airport is carried out after an examination by the Financial and Development Supervisory Agency (BPKP) on the results of the work and the reasonableness of the costs incurred,”

All activities at Halim Airport have been suspended
During the course of this development, operational activities at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport will be stopped. For the time being, the government will divert the activities of state flights for Naratetama and Naratama to Soekarno Hatta Airport.

Then the TNI-AU’s operational and training flights will be diverted to Soekarno Hatta Airport, Husein Sastranegara Airport and Kertajati Airport.

Furthermore, commercial flight activities, general aviation, and civil aviation schools will be moved to Soekarno Hatta Airport, Kertajati Airport, Husein Sastranegara Airport, Pondok Cabe Airport, and Budiarto Curug Airport.