"Next year we will budget again so that this tourist attraction can be quickly completed," said the chief of Desa Kampung Gadang Amri Maldi in Pariaman, on Sunday.
He said the idea emerged during a village development planning meeting and at the same time supported the Pariaman City Government to establish a tourism village in the area.
He detailed that hundreds of millions of funds were used to buy an iron water wheel worth Rp. 80 million whose use was not only to flow through the paddy water in the village and also to increase the attraction of the tourist attraction that was being built.
Meanwhile, Rp 125 million was used to build a road around a pond which would later be used as a duck boat.
While preparing a new tourist destination in the City of Pariaman, his party asked for help from the central government through village-owned enterprise(BUMDes) to build fish cages.
"Later, we will make a rice shop specifically for freshwater fish, tourists can choose which fish to eat and we cook it," he said.
He believes the tourist attraction that is being built will be visited by many tourists because in addition to the concept offered as well as an easily accessible location that is close to the By Pass which is widely crossed by drivers from Padang-Pasaman Barat.
Previously t heMinister of Rural Development for Underdeveloped Regions and Transmigration Eko Putro Sandjojo encouraged villages in Indonesia to use village funds for tourism.
"It is time for villages to use village funds to be financially independent.
He said, there have been many successful villages where village income was greater than the village funds.The villages developed village funds in several sectors.
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Editor Mutiara Ramadhani
Translated by: Internship Student of ANTARA 2019