The central government has announced that Bali will have the biggest cruise port in Indonesia.
The State-Owned Enterprise Minister, Erick Tohir, confirmed that the central government would develop the Bali Maritime Tourism Hub (BMTH) to revive Bali’s economy.
The project will be located in the Benoa Port area in Southern Bali, where the government also plans to develop a yacht terminal, a cargo terminal, and a fishery zone.
Erick stated that once the development is completed, BMTH will help promote the creative economy of the island by displaying local products.
“We plan to allow only local goods such as food and handicrafts in the BMTH to give the local people an opportunity to thrive,” Erick said through a written announcement on Saturday (1/1).
This program is expected to start operations in 2023 as Indonesia’s center of maritime tourism. This will be in accordance with the Superhub Development Program initiated by the President.
It will allow the micro-economy and creative economic sector to create a new ecosystem for Bali as it’s expected to be the home port of international cruise ships.
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