The Belitung tourism sector gets a fresh breeze after the arrival of two friendly ambassadors and dozens of Singaporean investors who want to develop the area.
Their arrival at the country of Laskar Pelangi, on Saturday (1/19/2019), yesterday was the initiation of the Indonesian Ambassador to Singapore.
In the meeting various strategic locations were offered to investors. Such as Tanjung Kelayang Special Economic Zone (KEK), Suge Industrial KEK, and Tanjung Batu District, Badau District. Likewise, the Crossing Community Forest (HKM), and HKM Belantu Jaye, Tanjung Rusa Village.
“So in accordance with my promise with the Regent, we bring businessmen back from Singapore. What we encourage here, the tourism sector and the potential of fisheries to become export value. Including other sectors,” said Indonesian Ambassador to Singapore I Gede Ngurah Swanjaya, in official statement on Monday (1/21/2019).
According to Ambassador Swanjaya, investors have a high interest in investing in Belitung. Although they will first learn how the facilities are available. Such as port facilities, as well as transportation facilities. Including knowing what the licensing and employment process looks like.
“Some investors have been interested in building in the tourism sector, fish processing and education in order to strengthen human resources. So that they can support the fishing industry, the development of the tourism industry,” he said.
On a separate occasion, Minister of Tourism (Menpar) Arief Yahya greatly appreciated the presence of Ambassador I Gede Ngurah Swanjaya bringing investors. Because without the spirit of Indonesia Incorporated, Indonesian tourism will not move quickly. Even though Indonesia has tremendous potential to be developed, including also Bangka Belitung.
“The Bangka Belitung destination is extraordinary. Who doesn’t know the beauty of the Laskar Pelangi country? The sea is okay, the beaches are white sand with a variety of large granite rocks to igneous rocks that are spread evenly. Especially under the sea, it’s definitely cool. that can attract investors, “said Minister of Tourism Arief Yahya.
Menpar added, currently the State of Laskar Pelangi has become one of the 10 priority destinations. Bangka Belitung Province has the Tanjung Kelayang SEZ whose construction will rival Phuket Thailand or Langkawi Malaysia.
“Yes, it is the direction. Tourist area with a large number of visits, neatly arranged international class destinations, beautifully maintained sustainability, and an increasingly prosperous society by tourism. This is what we will realize,” concluded the Minister from Banyuwangi. (rls / bas)