263 Accommodation Units in N. Sulawesi Ready to Use
Date 15 Maret 2021
Those private housing units that will serve as homestays and other tourism support businesses can be found in three villages, including Marinsow, Pulisan, and Kinunang, as well as one sub-district on Bunaken Island.
The Sarhunta program is a series of activities of the self-help housing assistance program for housing units to be used as homestays to rebuild economy, especially in tourism sector in five super-priority tourist destinations, including Lake Toba in North Sumatra, Borobudur in Central Java, Mandalika in West Nusa Tenggara, Labuan Bajo in East Nusa Tenggara, and Manado-Likupang in North Sulawesi.
The Sarhunta’s house architecture and design represent local customs and culture and these designs aim to attract domestic and foreign tourists to stay overnight.
This program also aims to improve the quality of houses to be habitable and at the same time to encourage the people’s economy and improve the welfare of people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The Government believes that a sector that can rebound quickly is tourism sector. So, local people now are not only spectators, but can also enjoy the profitable tourism sector,” Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono said, Monday (15/03/2021).
Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing has also finished improving the quality of 225 housing units without business functions along the way leading to the Likupang Strategic Tourism Zone (KSPN).
In total, the housing renovation and rehabilitation budget for the Sarhunta Program in North Sulawesi amounts to Rp36,60 billion. (HUMAS KEMENPUPR/UN) (AP/EP)