Yogyakarta – The Ministry of Transportation will soon start the Giwangan Type A Terminal revitalization project in Yogyakarta. This was conveyed by the Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi, Sunday (29/5), while reviewing the Giwangan Terminal, Sunday (29/5).

The Minister of Transportation said that in Central Java, three type A terminals had been revitalized, namely: Tirtonadi Solo, Mangkang Semarang, and Bulupitu Purwokerto. "Now we will do it in Jogja (Terminal Type A Giwangan)," he said.

According to the Minister of Transportation, the existing Giwangan Terminal building is already quite majestic, and only needs to be renovated. "We have prepared a budget for the new building, but we will evaluate it because the (existing) building is already magnificent. We want every rupiah spent to produce good service. We want this terminal to be more comfortable and beautiful," said the Minister of Transportation.

Regarding the management of commercial areas (kiosks) in the terminal, the Minister of Transportation requested that in the future a more firm management be carried out. Because previously, the existing kiosks were managed by a third party, not by the terminal manager. "So people who will later rent a kiosk can pay for it to the government (terminal manager), not to other parties," said the Minister of Transportation.

The Minister of Transportation hopes for support from the Yogyakarta City Government to make the revitalization of the Giwangan Terminal a success and also appreciates the idea from the City Government to separate the tourism bus lanes from the AKAP bus. "We are ready to collaborate so that this terminal becomes the main transportation node for the movement of people to and from Jogja and also becomes one of the keys to the progress of the tourism sector," he said.

On the same occasion, Acting Mayor of Yogyakarta Sumadi is ready to support the revitalization that will be carried out at the Giwangan Terminal and will collaborate intensively with the Directorate General of Land Transportation of the Ministry of Transportation. "We will integrate the budget related to terminal maintenance and rehabilitation," he said.

In accordance with the mandate of Law Number 23 of 2014 concerning regional government, the management of the Type A Terminal which was previously carried out by the Regional Government was handed over to the Central Government in this case the Directorate General of Land Transportation of the Ministry of Transportation.

For this reason, the Ministry of Transportation through the Directorate General of Land Transportation has revitalized a number of Type A Terminals in Indonesia as an effort to improve road transportation services with facilities and buildings like airports. Giwangan Terminal is one of the revitalization pilot projects being carried out.

Through this revitalization, the bus terminal is not only a place to get on and off passengers, but also has other functions (mixed use), namely combining it with office activities (working space), residences, hotels, shopping centers, community service centers, and is also integrated with other modes of transportation. other transportation.

Also attending the review were the Director General of Land Transportation Budi Setiyadi, Director of Road Transportation Infrastructure Popik Montanasyah, and Head of BPTD Central Java & DIY Eko Agus Susanto. (CAS/RDL/LA/HS)