"Investors will explore opportunities and tourism potential in Indonesia, including Gunung Padang and Mandeh Tourism Area in West Sumatra," Deputy Head of Investment Promotion of the Capital Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), Himawan Hariyoga told in Padang, Friday.
The investors include Australia, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, UAE, the United States, Canada, Britain, Spain, Luxembourg, China and Taiwan, Russia, Mauritius, Yemen, Belgium and India.
The arrival of investors in the RIF is believed to have a positive impact on the participating provinces, especially West Sumatra as the host.
"We hope that the provinces that are present in RIF can take advantage of the momentum, especially in the one-on-one session to provide explanations and information to investors," he said.
According to Himawan, investors from 15 countries are not only engaged in tourism and supporting infrastructure, but also from other fields such as real estate, hotels and property, energy, infrastructure, aviation, plantation and food processing industries.
Then, port operators, private banking, investment and financial services as well as other fields such as consultants, mining industry and chemical industry.
Himawan added that BKPM continues to conduct intensive coordination with Padang Mayor and South Pesisir Regent related to two leading tourist destinations offered in RIF.
"We also noted there are 20 special "one on one meeting" requiring a meeting with West Sumatra government," he said.
RIF activities are also supported by Ministry of Tourism, Bank Indonesia and West Sumatra Provincial Government.
While the Governor of West Sumatra Irwan Prayitno hopes RIF forum can bring in investors who have a serious interest to build tourism area of West Sumatra. (cha)
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