Land Acquisition for Kulon Progo Airport Project Completed in April


YOGYAKARTA, – Kulon Progo Regent Hasto Wardoyo has said that the land acquisition for the development of New Yogyakarta International Airport (NYIA) in Kulon Progo will be completed in April 2018. He said he believed the target will be met.

“The target is in April it’s already finished,” Hasto said in a coordination meeting of the steering committee (BOB) at the Hotel Sheraton Mustika Yogyakarta on Friday (2/9).

Hasto said he was optimistic the target was within the reach. Besides, PT Angkasa Pura I has set up a help desk at the Office of Development Project of NYIA. The residents affected by the project can seek information at this office.

“The help desk is a new breakthrough to solve the problems one by one, especially related to the protest of the residents,” he added.

According to him, after the launching of help desk most of the problems related to the residents’ protest against the airport development could be resolved. He urged the affected residents to make use the help desk.

Hasto also said the NYIA development project in Kulon Progo to date still has two problems. First, the consignment of residents affected by the development whose payment process stalled due to the administrative problems.

“Second, there is a small group of 32 (people) who has frequently appeared on the media, saying they refuse the airport development project,” he said.

The initial step to resolve the problem, Hasto added, was by setting up the help desk. He also will complete soon the payments for affected residents who have already been under the consignment.

“There are 131 land plots have not been paid yet due to the administrative problems. However, yesterday some of them have completed the administrative requirements, so we just work on the remaining,” he said. (DTK/TPP)