Jokowi Hopes New Infrastructure in Wakatobi to Make It Easy for People – President Joko Widodo inaugurated three ferry ports and one motorized passenger ship (KMP) at Wanci People’s Pier, Wakatobi Regency, Southeast Sulawesi Province, Thursday (9/6). The head of state hopes that the ports and KMPs that have been inaugurated can facilitate and support community activities.

“Today we will inaugurate three ferry ports at the Wakatobi KSPN, namely the Kaledupa Ferry Port, Tomia Ferry Port, and the Binongko Ferry Port which we will soon inaugurate and are ready to support community activities,” said Jokowi.

Based on data from the Ministry of Transportation, the three pioneer ferry ports, namely Kaledupa, Tomia, and Binongko, will be completed in 2021 with a pier length of 82 meters, a pool depth of -5 meters, berth capacity of 1000 GRT, Dolphin jetty type, Plengsengan loading and unloading type. . .

On the same occasion, President Jokowi also inaugurated KMP Sultan Murhum II which will operate to serve pioneering ferry transportation four times a week.

In addition, there is also one ferry boat unit, namely KMP Sultan Murhum II which is also ready to operate to serve pioneer crossings on the Kamaru-Kaledupa, Kaledupa-Tomia, and Tomia-Binongko routes, with four trips a week, “explained Jokowi. p>

The head of state also hopes that the port and KMP can facilitate community mobility, especially for the transportation of basic goods, as well as improve inter-island connectivity in Wakatobi.

For information, KMP Sultan Murhum II is the second ship operating for ferry transportation in Wakatobi which will start operating on May 2, 2022. Based on an explanation from the Director of River Lake and Ferry Transport (TSDP) of the Ministry of Transportation, Junaidi, the ship that will serve The three operational routes are produced at PT Industri Kapal Indonesia (Persero), Makassar.

KMP Sultan Murhum II will be completed in December 2021 with a value of IDR 39.3 billion. This ship weighs 500 GT, has a length of 46.80 meters, a speed of 13 knots, a capacity of 262 passengers and 16 medium trucks and 26 small vehicles.

Accompanying the President at the inauguration were Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi, Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Sakti Wahyu Trenggono, Minister of Agrarian and Spatial Planning/Head of BPN Sofyan Djalil, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Minister of Investment/Head of BKPM Bahlil Lahadalia, Governor of Southeast Sulawesi Ali Mazi, and Wakatobi Regent Haliana