Jakarta (ANTARA News) - CEO of IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, Philippe Le Hou'rou, expressed his commitment to boosting investments in Indonesia`s tourism sector.

"This is in support of the government`s efforts to accelerate tourism development in key destinations across the country," Le Hou'rou said in a statement received here on Wednesday.

He said that the tourism sector offered a tremendous opportunity for the future growth of Indonesia.

"For the country to unlock its true potential, tourism development must move increasingly beyond Bali to other destinations," he said.

This is a key objective of the government of Indonesia`s national tourism plan.

"We will support the government`s goal by boosting investments in tourism projects, particularly in less developed locations and in an environmentally sustainable manner," he remarked.

In August, IFC and PT Surya Semesta Internusa Tbk (SSIA) formally signed a US$100 million loan package for a new 2,000-hectare green state-of-the-art industrial estate in Subang, West Java, set to provide over 34,000 jobs.

Located along the Trans Java toll road network, the Subang industrial estate will provide modern infrastructure for both international and domestic manufacturing firms.

It is strategically positioned for access to the newly opened Kertajati International Airport and the Patimban Deep Sea Port currently being developed in Subang, a national strategic project.

SSIA believes that this first investment by IFC in the company will create markets that will open up greater opportunities for the future of its new Subang City of Industry project.

"We are extremely pleased to partner with IFC for the development of the new Subang industrial estate," SSIA`s President Director Johannes Suriadjaja earlier said.

In addition to providing long-term capital, SSIA believed a collaboration with IFC would help set a new sustainable green standard for the sector through the use of latest technology, and spur other industrial estate developers to follow a similar path.

Subang City of Industry is envisioned as a model for tomorrow`s industrial estate by becoming the first smart and sustainable industrial estate for customers and the society in Indonesia. This is in line with SSIA`s vision for Building a Better Indonesia.

A key feature of the new Subang estate will be its innovative green features, such as electric transportation, solar panels and water- and power-efficient technologies.

It will be the first industrial estate to promote IFC`s green buildings standards, with both SSIA and its manufacturing tenants aiming to achieve at least 20 percent savings in energy, water, and materials compared to other similar developments.

Editing by Bustanuddin

Reporter: Azis Kurmala
Editor: Fardah Assegaf
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