A Taiwanese agency is planning to send a personnel training expert to the Indonesian island of Morotai, the site of a collaborative development project between the two countries, the agency responsible for the program said yesterday.
“We will send a project manager
to start a training course to develop local manpower for the tourism and
travel industry,” said Lee Pai-po, deputy secretary-general of Taiwan's
International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF).
manager will arrive in early February to provide training on hotel
management and tourism promotion, Lee said at a regular news briefing.
Tourism is a major industry on Morotai, he said, adding that Indonesia is planning a special economic zone on the island.
TaiwanICDF has been commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to
be Taiwan's operating agency for the joint development project with
Indonesia. Its counterpart on the Indonesian side is the Jacabaka
Both organizations are set to hold a meeting in the
coming months to discuss further details on the development in Morotai,
The development project will likely center around
fishing and eco-tourism, considering Morotai's abundant coral reefs and
other natural resources, TaiwanICDF has indicated.
Indonesia signed a memorandum of understanding in December 2012 covering
the joint development of Morotai, the largest island of the
resource-rich Maluku archipelago in eastern Indonesia.
The island, located 2,600 kilometers from Taiwan, has a population of some 50,000 and an area of about 2,400 square kilometers.(ChinaPost)