NUSADAILY.COM – JAKARTA – Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi inspected the cargo service activity and vaccination service at the Soekarno Hatta International Airport, Tangerang, Banten, on Friday (July 16).
The minister’s inspection of the airport’s cargo service center and vaccination point at Terminal 3 aimed at ensuring that activities ran smoothly at both locations during the emergency Community Activity Restriction Enforcement (PPKM) in the islands of Java and Bali.
“Alhamdulillah (thank God), the logistic service activity (at the airport) runs smoothly in spite of the PPKM enforcement and public movement restriction,” Sumadi stated here on today quoted from Antara.
Sumadi echoed his ministry’s commitment to ensuring stable logistics and cargo movement during the COVID-19 pandemic, as its stability would guarantee the fulfillment of basic and essential needs of the public.
Stable cargo and logistics movement will also alleviate struggling airlines currently plagued by a decline in the number of regular passengers due to the enforcement of emergency PPKM from July 3.
The minister also inspected the vaccination point at Terminal 3 of the Soekarno Hatta Airport hosted by PT Angkasa Pura II.
The company has provided vaccination for airline passengers as the current regulation stipulates passengers to show vaccination certificates prior to departure, as well as to support government programs for expediting vaccination efforts nationwide.
“I laud Angkasa Pura II for facilitating a satisfactory vaccination service for airline passengers,” Sumadi remarked.
To speed up the vaccination program, the government has also coordinated with transportation authorities to set up vaccination points at transportation hubs, such as airports, bus terminals, ports, and train stations.
Indonesian state-owned airport management companies Angkasa Pura I established vaccination points at 15 airports it served, while Angkasa Pura II facilitated a vaccination drive at 16 airports it served.
Apart from airports, vaccination drives at other transportation hubs are also being provided by its management authority.
PT KAI has provided vaccination facilities at 10 train stations serving intercity routes, PT Pelni has set vaccination points at four ports, and the Directorate General of Land Transportation has also prepared vaccination facilities at 12 type-A terminals in Java and Bali.(mic)