DENPASAR, KOMPAS.com – General Manager III Branch Benoa Port Indonesia, Iwan Sabatini, argued that it has the desire to make a special marina zone to accommodate cruise ships small to large sizes. "We have vacant land around the port and that we will use for the program. In 2013 was built, in line with the road toll. The estimated cost of about Rp 4 trillion, could be more," he said at the Port of Benoa, Denpasar, on Wednesday (30/11 / 2011), when accompanying the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Mari Elka Pangestu.
In other countries, sightseeing cruises are very advanced. Indonesia should catch it.
– Iwan Sabatini
Iwan admitted until now there is no investor in the country who are interested, but there are private parties from China and South Korea are showing interest. Benoa Harbour will be built along 975 meters and 750 meters wide or on an area of 37 hectares. "Bali is very promising prop cruises. In other countries, sightseeing cruises are very advanced. Indonesia should catch it," he said.
Iwan said that the visit of cruise ships in the port of Benoa in 2011 there was an increase of about 25 percent compared to 2010, including the number of passengers. "In 2010 there are 28 units of cruise ships. While until the end of 2011 there were 35 cruise ships docked at the Port of Benoa. For 2012, there will be 38 cruise ships will dock in Benoa. Passengers most of China, Singapore, and Australia," added Iwan.