West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil said, the construction of Patimban port must be planned carefully. One of them is designing a new city around the port so that access to the port is organized.
"What emerges is the preparation of Patimban City. Approximately, which will include a new city, Subang government center and others," Emil said - Ridwan Kamil's greeting - after attending the Patimban Port Settlement Coordination Meeting with the Coordinating Minister RI Maritime and Investment Sector in Jakarta, Tuesday (3/12).
"This is an example that Patimban's planning must also immediately design a new city outside its harbor. Not to be like Tanjung Priuk. The port is good, but the access is chaotic," he added.
According to Emil, his party has asked JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency), which is a representative of the Japanese government involved in the construction of Patimban port, to start designing the new city.
"I have asked JICA in January 2020 to start designing a city master plan, so that it is clear that if there is a central government in Subang, please, recreation, industry and others. Finally (Patimban) is an example of a port in Indonesia," he said.
In the meeting attended by the Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan and Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi, said Emil, also discussed the preparation of the soft operation launching of Patimban port - planned to be held in June 2020.
"The meeting also finalized the preparation of the first phase of soft operational launch in June 2020. So far, the progress has been on schedule. Hopefully everything will go smoothly and support from the provincial government ensures this problem is not constrained, and the project with an investment of nearly IDR 50 trillion can be completed on time," he said.
Meanwhile, Luhut suggested that the removal of the Subang Regency government center be accompanied by the arrangement of a new city. "My suggestion is to move the Subang government center directly with all the arrangement of this new city," he said.
Luhut also confirmed that the new city masterplan will be prepared by Japan within four months. And PT RNI (Persero) will prepare a location with an area of approximately 1,000 hectares.
"The location of the formation of this new city has been prepared 1000 hectares by RNI," he said. "The plan is to move the Subang government center to be located close to Patimban toll access," he added.
Regent of Subang Ruhimat welcomed the plan to relocate the district government center. Subang Even so, the location is not too close to the Patimban port area.
"We plan to move the central government, so that it becomes a cluster. But, its location does not mean moving to the Patimban port area. But, it is still a 30 kilometer radius from Patimban," he said.
In addition, Ruhimat said, the port of Patimban will make the economy of Kab. Eardrops spin faster. That way, he continued, the welfare of the surrounding community will continue to improve.
"The new city in which contains economic vomit from the port and in it there is a central government," he said.