Supports the Target of Foreign Tourist Visits, Ministry of Transportation Repair 19 Destinations Facilities
To support the achievement of the target of foreign tourist arrivals as many as 10 million people in the year 2015, and 12 million people in 2016, the Ministry of Transport (MoT) has allocated a budget of Rp 4.1 trillion, each Rp 2.3 trillion in 2015 and Rp 1.8 trillion in 2016 for the development of airports, ferry ports, and seaports.
Also some of the funds intended for the development of road safety facilities, signs and so on, because the obligation of signs installation of national road is in the Ministry of Transportation,” said Minister of Transportation Ignatius Jonan told reporters at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Thursday (15/10) afternoon.
Although the Minister of Tourism is targeting 10 destinations or travel destination priority, according to the Ministry of Transportation, within two years it had been involved in the construction of 19 destinations, which was previously the name of the National Tourism Development Strategic Area.
“There are Weh Island, Nias, and the Thousand Islands, the Sunda Kelapa City, Bromo-Tengger, Natuna, Toba, Nongsa, Tanjung Kelayang, Gili Tramena in Lombok Island, and Lake Kalimutu in Ende, Komodo, Kuta-Sanur-Nusa Dua, Ijen Baluran in Banyuwangi. Sari Blimbing airport development in Banyuwangi. Then Morotai, Raja Ampat, Sentarum in North Kalimantan, so there are Tebelian airpot development and Nanga Pinoh,” Jonan said.
Additionally there are Toraja, then Tanjung Puting the development of Iskandar Airport Pangkalan Bun, Kuala Pembuang, Rahadi Oesman, and Haji Asan in Sampit, then the latter is Wakatobi.
“So we support the 10 plus 9, the other by the year of 2015 until 2016. Including those described earlier as well, namely Wakatobi, that there are Haluoleo Airport, I guess you know Kendari, and Matahora in Wakotobi,” Jonan said. (SLN/RAH/ES)/Sy.