Karimunjawa to develop infrastructure boosting tourism
Karimunjawa to develop infrastructure to boost tourism
A lot of infrastructure is set to be develop on Karimunjawa Island in Jepara regency, Central Java, to attract more tourists to the destination.
"[The Central Java government] will assist with issues related to electricity, the communication network at Dewandaru Airport and the development of Legonbajak Port to further boost tourism on Karimunjawa," said Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo in Semarang on Sunday as quoted by kompas.com.
Ganjar said the issue of electricity on Karimunjawa would be resolved after its management was transferred from the Jepara regency administration to state-owned electricity firm PLN.
“Electricity in Karimunjawa is set to be operated 24 hours per day starting July 2016, following the addition of diesel engines from Kalimantan,” he said.
Ganjar added that he was hopeful state-owned telecommunications firm PT Telkom would be able to add transmission stations as the island had a limited communication network. There is no cell phone coverage at Dewandaru Airport, for example, forcing people to use signal amplifiers to communicate by cell phone.
He also said the development of Legonbajak Port would allowed larger ships to berth as presently it could only accommodate small boats, which had to cope with high waves.
According to Central Java Culture and Tourism Board data, the province is home to 132 natural destinations, 88 cultural destinations, 105 man-made destinations, 21 special interest destinations and 71 undefined tourist destinations scattered across 35 regencies and cities. (nov/kes)(+) –