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Pertamina to open geothermal tourism village in Kamojang, West Java

Visit to the geothermal plant of Kamojang, Indonesia (source: ThinkGeoEnergy)
Alexander Richter 6 Apr 2017

Pertamina Geothermal Energy (PGE) is setting up a geothermal tourism village to support efforts to make the area around Kamojang, West Java a popular tourism destination.

Pertamina Geothermal Energy (PGE) will also help to develop tourism in the region of its geothermal activities in Bukit Daun.

“In addition to the drilling activities, we will build a tourist village area around the drilling site,” said President Director of PT PGE, Irfan Zanuddin in celebration activities on Exploration Wells BDN-B / 1 at the location of the PGE at Bukit Daun this week.

Developing and building the geothermal tourist village, PGE will take advantage of the beautiful natural resources in the area, according to Irfan. If managed well there is potential that this could expand beyond this location. The “Development of a Geothermal Tourism Village has been never done in Kamojong, West Java,” added Irfan.

In the development of the tourist village, Irfan claimed to be in sync with the Ministry of Tourism in developing local knowledge about the operating environment of PGE. With the geothermal tourism village, he hopes to become one of the tourist destinations of the archipelago.

Meanwhile, the Regent of Rejang Lebong, DR (HC) HA SH MSi Hijazi welcomed the establishment of a geothermal tourist village by the PGE. This effort, supported by local government programs will help make Rejang Lebong an attractive tourism destination.

The district government will set up support facilities in conjunction with the center and will prepare “different initiatives from hospitality to culinary and the promotion of local seed products”, said the regent.

Source: Bengkulu Ekspress