​​​​​​​Painan (ANTARA) - The Ministry of Tourism will soon prepare a master plan for the development of the Ameh Hill Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in the Integrated Marine Tourism Area of Mandeh in Pesisir Selatan District, West Sumatra.

"Monday (July 8) the meeting on the opening of the event will be held in Jakarta," Head of the Pesisir Selatan Tourism, Youth and Sports office, Hadi Susilo, said in Painan, Sunday.

For a thorough discussion, the meeting was not only attended by the ministry's officials but also those from the local district government.

In addition, District Head of Pesisir Selatan, Hendrajoni, Assistant of Government and People's Welfare, Muskamal, Head of Transportation Office, Gunawan, Head of Public Works and Spatial Planning, Era Sukma Munaf, Head of Public Relations and Protocol, Rinaldi and others were present in the event.

Also present were Deputy for Tourism Destination Development, Assistant Deputy for Infrastructure and Ecosystems, Assistant Deputy for Regional Tourism Destination Development, Assistant Deputy for Tourism Investment and Head of Tourism Destination Development Planning.

According to him, the master plan for development is a basic requirement in accelerating efforts to realize SEZ in the marine tourism object.

Previously, Pesisir Selatan District Head Hendrajoni said that in addition to the development master plan, the central government would also assist in preparing the project.

Assistance from the central government, he continued, is a form of concern for the development of the world of tourism in the local area which is expected to be able to increase local revenue and boost the growth of the local economy.

After all is completed, it will then be reported to the president and if all documents are complete, the presidential regulation regarding SEZ will be issued.

Encouraging the acceleration of KEK Mandeh, the district government will strive to realize land acquisition on the site.

Next is that a road to the location will also be built so that everything will run without overlapping.

According to the District Head, a four-kilometer road to KEK Mandeh will be built with a width of 20 meters.

In addition, he also continues to promote the SEZ area to investors both at home and abroad in the hope that when all is done immediately there are third parties that will manage it.

Translator: Miko Elfisha/Eliswan Azly
Editor: Bambang Purwanto
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