Indonesia: Sampoerna and Santika considers developing Raja Ampat resort

Indonesia: Sampoerna and Santika considers developing Raja Ampat resort

Sampoerna Group, a diversified holdings company, and event organizer Dyandra Media International are conducting a feasibility study for a resort in Raja Ampat, an ecotourism haven in West Papua, a government official said over the weekend.

Sudirman Saad, a director general at the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry, said Dyandra’s Santika chain of hotels was working with Sampoerna on building a hotel, villas and resort facilities in the area, a highly regarded diving site renowned for its rich underwater biodiversity.

Boyke Mohammad, the chairman and chief executive of Bofa Mitra, a company affiliated to Sampoerna, said the project development would likely involve foreign partners, as the work would not only cover building a resort, but also preserving marine biodiversity, the main attraction of the Raja Ampat archipelago.

Boyke said that according to the group’s master plan, an integrated development project may require to Rp 1 trillion ($86 million) in investment.He said the potential foreign investors had called on the government to provide certainty for their investment.

Jakarta Globe


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