Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Seven tourist resorts in Indonesia offered for development

The Indonesian government has offered seven tourist resorts in several provinces to domestic or foreign investors for development.

"We are inviting both domestic and foreign investors to manage several potential tourist resorts in Indonesia," the director general of tourist destinations development, Firmansyah Rahim, said here on Monday.

The tourist resorts offered are Mandalika in West Nusa Tenggara, Tanjung Lesung in Banten, West Java, Lagoy Bay in the Riau Islands province, Belitung in the Bangka-Belitung province, Sari Ater in West Java, Sentul Nirwana Resort in Bogor, West Java, and Mekaki Bay in East Nusa Tenggara.

Firmansyah said exploitation of the seven tourist resorts so far has not yet been optimal due to various factors.

"I think they have not developed well because their exploitation has not been optimal as coordination and synergy among parties concerned has not yet been fully running well," he said.

In view of that he hoped investors would come to develop the resorts with good management.

He said the government has provided facilities to investors in the tourism sector.

"Tourist resorts have been included as special economic zones according to Law Number 39 of 2009," he said.

To attract investors he said the government has also put tourist resort business into Government Regulation Number 52 of 2011 with regard to income tax facility for investment in certain businesses or areas for tourism business.

He said the government would also increase incentives for investment in the tourism sector,

"We have also set up annual Indonesia Tourism Investment Day to allure domestic as well as foreign investors to invest in the sector," he said. (Antara)

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