The Jakarta Post
Tanjung Lesung Beach Hotel and Resort in Pandeglang regency, Banten, aims to recover following the Sunda Strait tsunami. (JP/Keshie Hernitaningtyas)
Tanjung Lesung Beach Hotel and Resort in Pandeglang regency, Banten, which was hit by the Sunda Strait tsunami on Saturday night on Dec. 22, is planning to reopen its doors to guests starting Jan. 1.
Pandeglang is one of the regencies that was badly affected by the tsunami.
“We hope to restore our operation on Jan. 1 because a number of rooms had been booked,” said Setyono Djuandi Darmono, chairman of developer PT Jababeka, at a press conference on Dec. 24 at Menara Batavia in Central Jakarta. “We’ll fix the damaged area."
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According to kompas.com, Darmono said plenty of people needed a place to stay in Tanjung Lesung, especially those who wanted to help the victims. “There are also families who are looking for their relatives. It’s necessary to prepare a proper place. The disaster only temporarily changes our market segmentation, but it does not halt our operation,” he said.
Meanwhile, Purnomo Siswoprasetijo, director of PT Banten West Java Tourism Development, said they expected to be able to operate 50 percent of the resort's cottages. Currently, the cottages that were damaged by waves are being repaired. “Thirty percent out of a total 61 cottages were affected,” Purnomo said. (wir/kes)