Indonesia's directorate general for civil aviation (DGCA) and the district government of Anambas Islands have signed a memorandum of understanding to construct an airport at Letung.
Construction and future development works of the airport will be done jointly between the DGCA and the district government. It will be managed by a technical unit of the district government, says the country's transport ministry. Letung is a district located on Anambas Islands.
Details of the airport's construction and its features, however, have yet to be finalised as the two parties have not begun formal discussions on the airport, adds a ministry official.
Anambas Islands is located about 270km (168 miles) north of Batam island, and is part of the Riau Islands province. The islands, which contain large natural gas reserves that are exported to neighbouring countries, are also popular among scuba divers.