The development of Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin International Airport (SMB) II in Palembang is accelerated to be used for Asia Contingent contingent in following the Asia Games in August 2018.
In the audience of Executive General Manager of PT Angkasa Pura II, Iskandar Hamid and the Governor of South Sumatra (Sumsel) Alex Noerdin at Griya Agung, on Wednesday afternoon, several important things were mentioned, including Sky Bridge, Fix Bridge and Re-Layout Development, to the thickening of the runway strength. South Sumatera Governor Alex Noerdin welcomed the progress made by PT Angkasa Pura II, where in accordance with his wish to make South Sumatra Province remembered as a comfortable province, by the guests of the Asian countries.

"Thank you for making our Airport such that our airport is not like everywhere else, with the right sizenya and not too small is not too big," he said on Wednesday (25/10/2017). He judged if the LRT is finished. This Airport is the most convenient and has never been Airport in Indonesia which is integrated with LRT like in Palembang. He also urged to increase the capacity of toilets, including forbidding the existence of wild taxis that pass around the airport, because it can reduce the comfort of passengers plane. "There should be no wild taxis there, so that people come to feel comfortable and safe Do not damage the public interest," he pleaded

While Executive General Manager of PT. Angkasa Pura II Iskandar Hamid expressed his gratitude to the South Sumatra Provincial Government who was willing to accept for a hearing on the sidelines of his busyness as the head of the region. He said it would soon complete all the progress of Sky Bridge, Fix Bridge, and Re-Layout. He said Sky bridge's own progress has been 40%. As for the capacity of passengers to the Asian Games later the airport can accommodate up to 4 million passengers

"So we are now trying to complete our work (Angkasa Pura II), so that at least the airport support for the international event can be in line," he concluded.

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