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Batam Looking Investors for Puteri Island

Written By Kepri Online on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 | 21:20

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The government of Batam, Riau Islands Province is looking for investors for tourism development on the Puteri Island, Nongsa which is one of the four outer islands in the city.

"The potential of tourism there are very promising, but the government is not possible to build it itself. Need investor to manage the tourism potential there," said Head of Batam City Tourism and Culture, Yusfa Hendri in Batam, Tuesday.

He said the Puteri Island is one of the outer islands of Batam directly adjacent to Singapore. The island is roughly elongated shape along the 199 meters with a diameter of no more than 50 meters.

"On the island, along the coast has white sand that is still clean and natural. Also very blue water making it suitable for resort," he said.

Yusfa said, as long as it has a lot of tourists from home and abroad who visit. But because there is no regular transportation infrastructure and making it quite difficult for tourists.

"Although the status of the outer islands, but not far away from Nongsa. So it does not need a huge investment if you want to build the island," said Yusfa.

As the outer islands, Puteri Island confirmed its existence with the establishment of a monument as high as 160 centimeters in the cluster of sand from the Island Princess a few years ago.

At the monument, sculpted eagle symbol of Pancasila. Under the symbol, in writing of the Unitary Republic of Indonesia, island Nongsa and coordinates 01 degrees 12 '29' north latitude and 104 degrees 04 '47' east longitude.

Puteri Island is also terpacak beacon tower installation under the Supervision of Navigation Tanjungpinang, the Director General of Sea Transportation. The lighthouse is lit on the top floor of the tower's beacon guiding ships to function so as not to run aground or hit a group of coral around the island.

In addition to Puteri Island, said Yusfa, Batam City Government will also develop other areas such as the Marina, the Nongsa, and Nagoya as a tourist destination that is expected to compete with other areas overseas.

"Tourism is the mainstay for the city of Batam in addition to the industrial sector which has long been developing," he said. (Source)
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