Denpasar, Bali (ANTARA News) - General Manager of PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo) III in Benoa Iwan Sabatini said by the end of this month and early next month, at least three tourist cruisers will be calling at Benoa port in Bali.
They are Rabf Sodi, Flaygen of Sea and Silver Sedo, he said here Friday.
"The visits of foreign tourists are very positive for Bali`s economy, as the island paradise is significantly relying on the tourist sector," head of the former Pelindo spokesman in Surabaya said.
This year, he added, some 28 yachts with a length ranging from 200 to 300 meters will be calling at Benoa.
"Last year 27 yachts anchored at the port, each of them with 1,000 to 2,000 foreign tourists," he said.
He said that the improved world economy, some 28 yachts may call at Benoa.
Iwan Sabatini said in the long run Pelindo will build a cruise center for yachts, as they are normally longer than ordinary ships and more special rooms for immigration for instance.
Not only to raise its income, PT Pelindo will also constantly increase infrastructure facilities at the port. (*)[size:14pt][/size]