459-tonne equipment brought along on Saudi king's visit to Indonesia

459-tonne equipment brought along on Saudi king's visit to Indonesia
Bilateral talks: Indonesian House of Representatives Speaker Setya Novanto (right) chats with Saudi Arabian Parliament official Sheikh Abdullah bin Muhammad bin Ibrahim Al-Syeikh (left) during a bilateral meeting between the two institutions in Senayan, Central Jakarta, on Feb. 16. The meeting was a followup to Saudi Arabia's investment plans in Indonesia on agriculture and maritime infrastructure.
PHOTO: The Jakarta Post/ANN

Airfreight service provider PT Jasa Angkasa Semesta (JAS) said that it was handling 459 tonnes of cargo containing equipment carried by Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud during his visit to Indonesia March 1 to 9.

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JAS president director Adji Gunawan said of the cargo, 63 tons would be unloaded at the Halim Perdanakusuma airport in East Jakarta, while the remaining 396 tons would be brought to the Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar, Bali.

"We have been officially appointed to handle all [cargo] belonging to the king's entourage aircraft," Adji was quoted by Antara.

Among the special cargo were two units of Mercedes-Benz S600, which arrived in Denpasar on Feb. 18, one electric lift that arrived in Halim on Feb. 21, another electric lift that arrived in Denpasar on Feb. 22 along with other equipment.

King's entourage of 620 people would be arriving in Indonesia from Feb. 15-28.

According to Adji, aside from his entourage, King Salman will bring along 800 delegates, including ministers, and 25 princes, who will be arriving from Feb. 15 to March 4 in 27 flights to Halim Perdanakusuma and nine flights to Ngurah Rai.

Adji said that his company would deploy 178 workers in Jakarta and 394 workers in Denpasar.

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