JAKARTA, 23 MARCH 2016 – After the National Council for Special Economic Zones approved the proposed Establishment of Special Economic Zones Tanjung Kelayang, Belitung, Bangka Belitung province, the government has officially set into a Special Economic Zone 9th through Government Regulation No. 6 of 2016 concerning Tanjung Kelayang SEZ on March 15, 2016.
SEZ with tourism zone has maritime tourist attraction with exotic white sand beaches coupled with the small islands located in the vicinity as a tourism destination. SEZ is planning to develop the concept of tourism is environmentally sustainable. This was conveyed by the Secretary of the National Council for Special Economic Zones, Enoh Suharto Pranoto in a press release in Jakarta on Wednesday (March 23, 2016)
“Special Economic Zones Tanjung Kelayang located in the district of Flowers, will be developed on an area of 324.4 ha with an investment plan for the development of the area up to 1.5 trillion ‘,” said Enoch. Tanjung Kelayang SEZ alone is expected to attract tourists to more than 58 thousand people per year. In addition it is expected to attract investment of up to Rp 20 trillion in 2025, and create new jobs for 23 645 people in 2022, added Enoh.
KEK should be ready for operation later than 3 (three) years since established through government regulation. PT Belitung Beach Intan as proposer and will be set into enterprises builder and manager by Regent Pacific Islands, is expected to soon do the physical development in the region, including preparation of the land, the construction of roads, office facilities, and other supporting infrastructure, so that by 2019 was ready to operate ,
With the enactment of Tanjung Kelayang SEZ, increasing the number of SEZs in Indonesia to 9 SEZ, after Tanjung Lesung SEZ in Banten Province. Second, Sei Mangkei SEZ in the province of North Sumatra. Thirdly, the Palu SEZ in Central Sulawesi. Fourth, Bitung SEZ in North Sulawesi province. Fifth, Tanjung Api-Api SEZ in South Sumatra. Sixth, Mandalika SEZ in West Nusa Tenggara. seventh Morotai SEZ in North Maluku. And eighth Maloy Batuta Trans Kalimantan SEZ in East Kalimantan.
In addition to being a Special Economic Zone, the Ministry of Tourism has also set Tanjung Kelayang as one of the 10 National Priority Tourism Destinations. Enoh added, “With the enactment of Tanjung Kelayang SEZ, is expected to accelerate economic growth and create new job opportunities for the people of Belitung, and created new centers of economic activity in the context of equitable development outside Java,” concludes Enoh.