TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Bali provincial government has on Saturday offered its region's hotel investment projects to 19 Chinese businessmen attending the Sunda Kecil Expo 2019 Forum held in Kupang, capital of East Nusa Tenggara Province.
"At this forum, the Bali government is willing to offer regional hotel investment projects for development across our regions of West Bali, North and East," Head of Promotion at the Bali Investment Agency I Ketut Sudibya remarked in his statement.
However, Bali is yet prioritizing tourism development since tourist arrivals to Bali in 2018 had reached some 16 million, with six million foreign tourists, while the 10 million were from domestic areas, Sudibya pointed out.
He noted that Bali was currently working on six potential tourism sectors of ecotourism, silent tourism, agritourism, sports tourism, spiritual tourism, and retirement tourism.
To this end, the north region, for instance, is pursuing to build a hotel in Pejarakan, Buleleng District, on 250 hectares of land area, while in Sumberkima and Celukan Bawang, 70 hectares and 20 hectares respectively of land had been provided.
Sudibya noted that the other regions comprised the districts of Jembrana, Karangasem, Klungkung, as well as Bangli and Tabanan.