TANJUNG PANDAN, 2 SEPTEMBER 2016 – Minister of Tourism inaugurated the groundbreaking (groundbreaking) resort development (Captain House) Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Tanjung Kelayang located in the village of Tanjung Binga, Sijuk, Belitung, Friday (2/9). The ceremony begins with the planting of trees, which was attended by representatives from several relevant ministries, the Ambassador of Oman, Venezuela, Turkey, Sweden, Italy, Armenia, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Governor of Bangka Belitung, Belitung Regent, traditional figure, and religious figures ,
Inauguration groundbreaking resort development of Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Tanjung Kelayang, in the village of Tanjung Binga, make some form of commitment proposer PT. Belitung Beach Intan with the Central Government and Local Government to develop the first phase of the SEZ.
Goverment of Bangka Belitung, Rustam Effendi gave a speech that SEZ is one of the real work to raise 20 million foreign tourists in 2019. This could be a pillar of regional development that is environmentally friendly and can shift the position of the oil and natural gas in foreign exchange earner in Indonesia , Support infrastructure such as the extension of the runway, widening of roads, increase electricity capacity, and the water is also needed for the development of SEZ.
In his speech, Minister of Tourism, Arief Yahya also declared that the construction of the Tanjung Kelayang SEZ very quickly realized thanks to the good cooperation between the central government, the Provincial Government of Bangka Belitung Islands, and the District Government Belitung. “Tanjung Kelayang is the first and the fastest” SEZ due within five months have been groundbreaking” said Arief Yahya.
Arief Yahya also said that the Minister of Transport met this morning, Friday (2/9) at the airport H.A.S Hanandjoeddin, this year will operationalize the Pacific Islands International Airport with a direct flight. The development of the international airport was originally planned in 2018, but moved forward to achieve the target of 500 thousand tourists in 2019. This value means the accumulated able to bring in foreign exchange amounted to U $ 600 million (Rp 10 trillion) is expected to improve the welfare of tourism in Belitung.
The event was followed by the signing of two memorandums of understanding (Memorandum of Understanding / MoU). First, the MoU between the Government of Bangka Belitung province with the State Savings Bank (BTN) is ready to invest in the construction of homestay around SEZ. Second, the MoU between PT. Belitung as Intan Beach Enterprises Builders and business Tanjung Kelayang SEZ with Belitung regency government’s agreement for the construction and management of Tanjung Kelayang SEZ. In addition, the guests entertained with a dance Zapin, a video presentation of Muscat Jewel, Malay song, and Schooling Fish Dance presented by Youth Belitung.
Construction of SEZ over an area of 324.4 ha is planned to develop the concept of tourism is environmentally sustainable. The first stage, the proponent will make the development an area of 35.9 hectares consisting of the construction of Captain House (9.43 Ha), Sirna City Majapahit (25.38 Ha), infrastructure such as access entrance, water, electricity, land allocation and preparation for residency in cooperation with investors. At the next stage will be built some facilities are entirely international tourism, such as Lake Residential, Equestrian Resort Villas, Organic Gardening and Homestay, Beach Resort, and the commercial area (Waste Treatment Plant, Solar Farm, and the department manager’s office). The investment plans of developers to the development of the region amounted to Rp 1.5 trillion and is expected to attract investment of up to Rp 20 trillion in 2025. [AN]