Indonesian government will increase investment in Sabang, Aceh

sabang_20121126143254_50b31b2675aa6Jakarta – The Indonesian government will increase investment in the tourism sector in Sabang, Aceh province, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Indroyono Susilo said.

“We will attract many investors to invest in Sabang,” he stated on the sidelines of the Aceh Investment Forum here on Thursday.

Susilo pointed out that many infrastructure services such as ports, airports, electricity and other supporting facilities have been adequate in Sabang.

He added that Sabang has advantages because it is a free port region, besides being exempted from income tax (PPH) and value-added taxes (PPN).

The government has also relieved the region from paying import tax.

“Sabang also has beautiful places and sites,” he remarked.

Therefore, the local government should promote Sabang optimally to increase investment in the region in the future.

The minister further noted that the facilities and infrastructure owned by Sabang can attract investors in large numbers to invest in the tourism sector.

The Aceh Investment Forum was opened by Governor of Aceh Zaini Abdullah and was attended by mayors, regents, entrepreneurs and ambassadors.