Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi has said that the government plans to develop 10 new airports to support the development of tourism in the country.

He said the government was discussing financial resources for the planned projects.

“The valuation process is being discussed by the Finance Ministry,” Budi said in Jakarta on Wednesday as reported by

Airports would be developed in Lampung, Central Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, East Nusa Tenggara, Central Kalimantan, Bangka Belitung and North Sumatra, he said.

Tjilik Riwut Airport in Central Kalimantan was slated for completion this year, Budi said, adding that the the project had secured an investment of Rp 400 billion (US$27 million).

(Read More: The Jakarta Post)