The Indonesian government is mulling the construction a new international airport near the capital city of Jakarta following concerns that the city’s existing airport will not be able to handle an expected passenger growth in the country over the next few years, Herry Bakti, director-general for air transport at Indonesia’s transport ministry, said according to Reuters. The Japan International Cooperation Agency is reportedly funding a study, which, among other things, will look into ways to expand Jakarta’s main airport, Reuters says.

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