(ANTARA News) - An Australian company plans to build 50 villas of international standard in South Lombok marine tourism resort in West Nusa Tenggara province, a local official said.
"The Australian company will build villas in Seger Kuta beach and Benang Kelambu natural tourist resort in North Batukliang subdistrict," Central Lombok District Head H.M.Suhaili FT said on Sunday.
The construction of the villas will employ Singaporean architects who are accustomed to designing building structures in the United States and China, he said.
He expressed hope that the Australian investor will soon realize the project which will cost billions of rupiahs.
He said he will assist the investor in taking care of a permit to build the villas.
"The investor can build the villas first and arrange the permit later on. It is easy to arrange the permit and I give the assurance there will not be levies other than those specified in the existing regulation," he said.
He said the local authorities will soon set up a team of officials from relevant agencies to handle investment-related problems in Central Lombok.
"We must also create conducive investment climate to attract investors to Central Lombok," he said.