PT Garuda Maintenance Facility Aero Asia Tbk (GMF) is planning to build an aircraft maintenance workshop or Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) in Batam. The construction is expected to cost USD 50 million or equivalent to Rp 700 billion.
JAKARTA (infolog): “For Batam about USD 50 million, possibly 40 percent of GMF, the remaining patner,” said GMF President Director Iwan Joenarto when found at the Garuda Indonesia Building, Jakarta, Wednesday (30/05/2018) quoted by Liputan6.com as saying.
The plan has previously reached the stage of talks with the Coordinating Ministry for the Ministry of Marine Affairs. Iwan admitted, so far GMF has received a green light in the MRO development plan.
“There has been talks with the Coordinating Minister for the Maritime (Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan) and we have made it easy to build access to our facilities 24-hour logistics service,” he said.
Thus, Iwan target in the fourth quarter or end of 2018 this can be done. “Parallel to that, we are maturing the business plan ahead with the partner, while there are many progress, hopefully not too long,” he concluded.
In addition to Batam, GMF also plans to expand overseas. Like building three aircraft repair shops in the Middle East, two workshops in Australia, and one workshop in South Korea. (ac)