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2008-08-22 12:00:37

Excerpt from report in English by influential Indonesian newspaper The Jakarta Post English-language website on 21 August [Article by Agus Maryono: "Purbalingga to convert air base to commercial airport"] The Purbalingga District Administration in Central Java will soon develop the Wirasaba Air Force Base into a commercial airport to facilitate easier and faster links to the district. The administration estimates it needs IDR 15 billion (USD 1.63 million) to develop the 115-hectare air...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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