Pelindo II Aims to Make Bengkulu’s Baai Island Port Attractive to Investors
PT Pelindo II Bengkulu is expected to become a port that sustains economic development in the province with more than 2 million residents, according to Pelindo II’s President Director Elvyn G. Masassya.
Being on the southern island of Sumatra and surrounded by other provices, PT Pelindo II Bengkulu’s strategic location will serve as sea ports to support sea toll lanes, such as from South Sumatra province, Jambi and also Padang, West Sumatra.
Elvyn mentioned that on his Ramadhan safari to Bengkulu on Saturday, June 3, 2017, Pelindo II has given land to a number of large companies including PT Semen Padang, and the start of construction for Steam Power Plant (PLTU) will strengthen the port’s electrical energy source.
Aside from Semen Padang, Evlyn invites other big companies to invest in Bengkulu.
“The availability of land within the port area is very profitable for business owners,” Elvyn said.
Not only that, developments for another three new terminals in the port area are already planned, namely coal mine terminals, CPO terminals and containers.
Bengkulu’s Vice Governor Rohidin Mersyah also deems the economic development in the port area will encourage increased development in accordance with several national strategic projects that have been discussed with President Joko Widodo some time ago at the State Palace.
“We will support the planned development, of course, with the hope that the utilization of sea transportation to transport crops will be increasingly in demand,” said Rohidin.
Rohidin added that Bengkulu provincial government will improve supporting facilities, especially roads to the port itself so that transportation access will run more smoothly.
Source: Netral News