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Sidoarjo to turn mud wasteland into tourist attraction

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, July 12, 2017 | 04:02 pm
Sidoarjo to turn mud wasteland into tourist attraction Fish farm at Lusi Island, Sidoarjo, East Java. (Directorate general for territorial sea management of the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry/File)

Lusi Island is set to become the latest tourist attraction in the East Java regency of Sidoarjo.

The man-made island resulting from mud dredging in the Porong River estuary will become part of the Mangrove Restoration and Learning Center area managed by the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry alongside the local administration and the public.

Since 2015, the ministry has built many facilities in the area, which include a pedestrian track, an observatory tower, a management office, toilets and water management installations.

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“[The island] is good for mangrove tourism. It will also have karamba [floating fish enclosures] next year,” said the ministry’s Director General for Territorial Sea Management Brahmantya Satyamurti to tempo.co.

The 94-hectare island hosts a fish farm but otherwise remains largely undeveloped. 

Brahmantya noted that the island had initially been a site to dispose of mud from the dredging work and had not been designed for tourism. Turning it into an ecotourism spot would require sufficient sanitation and clean water facilities and food and beverage stalls. (wir/kes)

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