Indonesia to invest big in strategic tourism areas hinh anh 1Toba Lake (Source: Wikipedia)

Jakarta (VNA) Indonesia has announced that it will spend 7.1 trillion Rp (about 505 million USD) on developing infrastructure in national strategic tourism areas.

The largest budget worth 2.5 trillion Rp will be allocated for Toba Lake site in Sumatra.

Meanwhile, 1.7 trillion Rp will be invested in Mandalika region in West Nusa Java, and1.3 trillion Rp poured to Borobudur in Central Java.

Head of the Regional Development Agency (BPIW) Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing HadiSucahyono explained that the three areas receive the majority of the budget because of their vast area.

At the same time, the Labuan Bajo region in East Nusa Tenggara will receive a budget allocation of 1 trillion Rp, while the remaining 563.8 billion Rp will be allocated to the Likupang area in North Sulawesi.

Likupang has also been included in the list of priority areas as it houses Bitung Special Economic Zone./.