"The interest of tourists to visit the islands in the waters of Padang City continues to increase, it encourages the development of tourist boat rental services," said Head of Local Development Planning Agency ( Bappeda) of Padang City, Medi Iswandi in Padang on Tuesday.
To facilitate access to the island, the construction of the floating dock will begin this year with funding coming from the Padang City Regional Budget of Rp. 2.6 billion.
"The location of the development is centered on Teluk Sungai Pisang," he said.
According to Medi, the need for a floating dock to support tourism transportation facilities in the region is important because the location is the closest point for access to the islands in the waters of Bungus and its surroundings.
"Especially, the Teluk Kabung - Mandeh Tarusan road is already representative, so a floating dock become the right choice as access to the islands," he said.
Head of Tourism and Culture of Padang City, Arfian said the construction of the floating dock makes it easy for tourists. The impact will also be felt by the community and tourism businesses.
"The availability of the floating dock will make the Sungai Pisang as a center to the island. This area is certain will be more crowded and busy, so that the people's economy will increase, "he said. (*)
Transletedby: Mutiara Ramadhani
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