The Jakarta Post
The decision to add more rooms is based on the prospect of Tanjung Lesung, Banten, becoming the next hit tourist destination. (JP/Keshie Hernitaningtyas)
Tanjung Lesung's infrastructure development has become a priority following its designations as one of the 10 national tourism strategic locations (KSPN) by the Tourism Ministry and special economic zone (KEK) by the government.
One of the destination's developers, Jababeka, via its subsidiary company PT Banten West Java, is set to build new facilities, which will include 10,000 new rooms for hotels, villas and cottages, within the next three years.
“Opportunities are open for all layers of society, as well as local and foreign investors, to join in,” PT Banten West Java tourism development president director Poernomo Siswoprasetijo told kompas.com.
The decision to add more rooms is based on the prospect of Tanjung Lesung, Banten, becoming the next hit tourist destination.
“We hope that travelers from Jakarta, West Java and surrounding areas can visit,” said Poernomo, adding that the potential number of visitors could reach up to 35 million people.
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Located on the West Coast of Java, Tanjung Lesung, a three hour car ride from Jakarta, is known for its inviting beach, good waves, swimming spots and breathtaking reefs.
Tanjung Lesung has recently been selected as a Mongolian Cultural Center as part of the 60th bilateral relations celebration between Mongolia and Indonesia. The cultural center is said to be built in a one-hectare area.
“Hopefully Tanjung Lesung will be the meeting point of several cultures,” said Poernomo. “Several ambassadors for Indonesia are also interested in developing their cultural centers here.” (wir/kes)
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