DKB Holds Ground Breaking of Graving Dock Shipyard in Palembang

Damas Jati - Jakarta, 15/05/2018, 07:34

*During ground breaking of graving dock facility at Palembang shipyard of PT DKB, Monday (5/14)

National shipbuilding company, PT Dok & Perkapalan Kodja Bahari (Persero) has just conducted the ground breaking of semi-dock graving rehabilitation civil works, dock gate and pier construction in its Palembang shipyard area.

The CEO of PT Dok & Perkapalan Kodja Bahari (DKB), Wahyu Suparyono said the development of the entire facilities were one of the strategic plans of the company in the utilization of funding allocation taken from the state private placement (PMN) of the revised state revenues and expenditure (APBN-P) in 2015 fiscal year, which was estimated requiring Rp 5.5 billion investment.

“The construction of the facilities will be conducted together with local company, PT Gilas Perkasa and is estimated to complete within 90 working days,” Wahyu stated in PT DKB press release on Monday (5/14/2018).

He greatly expected that the rehabilitation of the graving dock in Palembang shipyard would be able to provide positive contribution to the company in particular and Indonesian people in southern part of Sumatra in general.

Wahyu further added that with the reconstruction of this graving dock, it was expected it would be possible to enhance its service to the customers and it has become the ,main concern of PT DKB as written in the tagline of the Ministry for the Empowerment of State Enterprises, “One Vision, One Mission, One Family to Excellence”.

The company, he cited, would simultaneously improve and keep moving up to support the government’s program in the implementation the country’s program of making Indonesia to be maritime axis and sea freeway planning, which was suitable to President Joko Widodo’s ideals.

This state-owned shipbuilding enterprise also committed to the government’s program in realizing national logistics efficiency.

It included the optimizing of PT Air & Marine Supply (Airin)’s existence as the subsidiary of DKB, which takes the role in warehousing logistics business and currently has got the port industry business license (BUP).

“We will continuously conduct the empowerment of company’s internal potential that is aimed at pushing forward DKB’s performance now and in the future,” Wahyu said (Damas)

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