Singapore Want to Invest in Lake Toba and Borobudur

Danau Toba 2017Coordinating Minister of Maritime Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said the cooperation between Indonesia and Singapore are expected to be realized by the end of 2017. He said he had just been invited to be a speaker in Fullerton Singapore Forum to describe the condition of Indonesia, and they are keen to cooperate with Indonesia.

At least, there are some who would like the cooperation forged by Singapore, among others in the tourism sector, LNG development, manufacture IT park, and processing waste at sea into electrical energy.

“For tourism, Singapore agreed to invest in Lake Toba, Mandalika, and Borobudur in line with our target to bring tourists as much as a third to these objects,” he said after the ’70 academy alumni reunion in Yogyakarta on Saturday (10/12/2016).

Indonesia, he said, would also work to build cruise or cruise ship terminal in Tanjung Benoa, Palembang, Medan and Semarang to attract 300 cruise ships each year stopover in Singapore.

“Cruise stopover in Indonesia minimum of 300 cruise entering Singapore every year, while Indonesia should become part of their tourism destination,” said Luhut.

He said on Wednesday will hold a meeting related to the cruise terminal development plans and targeted within 2 to 3 year, at least 150 cruise into Indonesia.

In addition, he said, Singapore also agreed to help with the training of tourists in Indonesia which is the implementation of the results of the meeting between President Jokowi with Prime Minister of Singapore in Hyderabad recently.

Mini LNG related development, Singapore has the technology capable and will do a power plant in a remote area of ​​the island. Likewise, the plan of the IT park in the form of translation data center that will be discussed with the MCIT wrapped up in January.

“We will discuss what can be moved into the country, eg Blackberry SCTV so that we can place more IT movement in Indonesia,” he said.

He added, processing waste into electrical energy at sea will also be given the level of marine pollution in the country’s second highest after China.

Luhut revealed in tersebur forum, Singapore appreciates the economic development in Indonesia, especially only a few countries in the world whose economy is growing.

“They also appreciate the presence of the president in action Friday prayers 212 as shown courage and leadership of the president,” he said.