The government will facilitate the entry of foreign yachts to Indonesia with the publication of the Presidential Regulation on foreign passenger ships to Indonesia.
“The regulation is intended to provide facilities for foreign yachts to visit Indonesia,” Deputy to the Coordinating Economic Minister for Trade and Industry Edy Putra Irawadi said Friday as quoted by Antara news agency.
He said that the regulation would become the legal basis that guaranteed ease of entry for foreign yachts coming to Indonesia.
Edy said he hoped that the regulation could help encourage investment in Indonesia, especially in the tourism field.
He said that he hoped visits by foreign yachts to 18 harbors in Indonesia would increase to 1,000 yachts in 2012 and to 2,000 yachts in 2013, from about 400 yachts this year.