Minister Suharso Reviews SKPT Saumlaki and Ambon New Port in Maluku

BN – Minister of National Development Planning Suharso Monoarfa conducted working visit to Maluku Island. The minister is scheduled to be on the island on 17-18 June 2021. He visit a number of places, Integrated Marine and Fisheries Center and Ambon New Port.

Accompanied by Deputy for Maritime Affairs and Natural Resources and the Minister’s Special Staff, the Minister is also scheduled meet with the Regent of Southeast Maluku and the Mayor of Tual.

Saumlaki SKPT is one of 13 SKPTs located in West Southeast Maluku Regency, Maluku Province, in WPPNRI 714 Banda Sea and WPPNRI 718 Arafura Sea which are famous for their potential for pelagic fish and demersal fish fisheries. The Saumlaki SKPT activity center is carried out in PP Ukurlaran, which was built using DAK funds and the Tanimbar Islands Regency APBD in 2008.

Saumlaki’s SKPT is included in the SKPT which will be developed through a direct grant from JICA through the construction project of 6 Integrated Marine and Fisheries Centers to be implemented in 2022. In 2021, an AMDAL study is being prepared for the project.

In fiscal year 2022, SKPT Saumlaki will be funded through pure rupiah for operationalization and service provision.

Meanwhile, early indications concept of developing the New Ambon Port include, the Integrated Port has a pier length of 1,000m, with a division of 300m for container terminals, 400m for multipurpose terminals and 300m for fishing ports.

Furthermore, there is integration through a consolidation system both on land and water, to ensure the operation of each service function. For the largest ship is a container ship with the Post Panamax type, with an LOA of 285m and capacity of 5,000 Teus.

This port is planned to have an integrated system with the Existing Ambon Fishery Port related to unloading capture fisheries and then being distributed for processing to fish processing industry at New Ambon Port through land access of approximately 27 km.

This fishing port is also planned to accommodate up to 1,000 vessels per day with a maximum size of 300GT (adjustable handling rate), with an unloading capacity of up to 300 tons/day. Initial indications that Ambon Baru Port has a capacity of 1,500,000 – 2,500,000 Teus/yr. ( red )

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