As part of government’s push to provide 100,000 homestay units and 50,000 public toilet units for tourist destination
Mandalika Resort in Lombok together with other nine major tourist destinations across Indonesia will get a total 100,000 homestay units and 50,000 public toilet units as part of government’s move to improve tourism infrastructures and attract more visitors.
Tourism Ministry has on Tuesday, 29 April 2016 in Jakarta entered into an cooperation agreement with Bank Tabungan Nasional (BTN) state owned housing bank to finance these projects, said a press release from the Tourism Ministry office.
The other nine tourist destinations are Labuan Bajo, Morotai Island, Tanjung Kalayang, Lake Toba, Wakatobi, Mount Bromo, Borobudur Temple, Tanjung Lesung Beach, and Seribu Islands.
The cooperation agreement was signed today by BTN’s president director Mr Maryono, Secretary General of Tourism Ministry Mr Ukus Kuswara and Secretary General of Public Works and Housing Ministry Mr Taufik Widjoyono; and witnessed by Tourism Ministry, Mr Arief Yahya.
The 100,000 homestay units will be owned by communities, the press statement said.
“BTN wants to actively participate in making a better Indonesia through tourism. This will serve as the continuation of previous cooperation between BTN and Tourism Ministry. BTN has worked with Tourism Ministry in providing housing credit facilities for employees of the ministry,” said Maryono. (LI/KM)