"We have a special investment plan for private investment. We hope the realized investment will reach Rp15 trillion," the director of investment development of the directorate general of fisheries and maritime product competitiveness at the Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Ministry, Anang Noegroho, said in a press statement released on Saturday.
He noted that the fisheries marketing and processing sector has attracted most investors.
According to data from the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), the realized investment in the fisheries and maritime affairs has this year reached Rp10.3 trillion so far, he informed.
As reported earlier, World Bank Managing Director Sri Mulyani will discuss investment in the fisheries sector with Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti at a Southeast Asian and Pacific regional fisheries meeting in Jakarta next week.
The meeting which will also be attended by director general of the Thai fisheries department, Adisorn Promthep, and Malaysian minister of Agriculture and Agricultural-based Industry, Ahmad Shabery Cheek, will discuss fisheries reforms in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.
(Reported by Muhammad Razi Rahman/Uu.INE/KR-BSR/B003)