The Minister inspects the state of the sanitary protocol in the port of Kali Adem
Jakarta (ANTARA) – Transport Minister Budi Karya Sumadi inspected Kali Adem port, Muara Angke, north Jakarta, on Sunday morning to ensure that sanitary protocols were being properly followed during the 2022 New Years holiday.
“On New Years Day, some people go on vacation to the Seribu Islands. Kali Adem is the busiest port (connecting) Jabodetabek (Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi) to the Seribu Islands. So we leave them. to go there, but they have to (respect) the sanitary protocols. I saw that it was going well, “Sumadi explained here.
Sumadi said the queue to check passenger tickets at the pier was going well. Passengers had to scan the available barcode before entering the ship with the PeduliLindungi app.
“Then we wear a safety vest, because safety is the priority. We have checked that the number of people on board corresponds to 75% of the capacity, and they must wear a life jacket,” he said. added.
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Despite strict monitoring to prevent transmission of COVID-19, especially the Omicron variant, the minister called on the port authority, ship managers and security forces to serve passengers well.
“I am happy to see the facilities prepared such as antigen testing and vaccinations,” Sumadi said.
Meanwhile, the minister said he was not ruling out the possibility for shipowners to seek to reap as much profit as possible during the Christmas and New Year holidays by carrying passengers beyond capacity. According to him, this is very dangerous and can threaten the lives of passengers.
“This is one of the issues. Therefore, the general manager is there to ensure that the capacity of the vessel is appropriate. Second, whether the condition of the vessel is still good for use,” he said. underline.
He added that the condition of the vessel should be checked regularly, such as checking the ramp, so that the vessel can navigate decently.
While reviewing Kali Adem Port, Sumadi also borrowed the guitar from one of the passengers and then played it and invited all the passengers on the ship to sing the song “Kolam Susu” from Koes Plus.
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