Wed, 30 Jun 2010

Pontianak, W Kalimantan (ANTARA News) - A number of investors, including Chinese, were interested in building the West Kalimantan and Sarawak border region where they planned to build their businesses.

"They needed 20 thousand hectares of land," West Kalimantan Governor Cornelis said in Pontianak Friday.

He said that wages in China had been increasing and West Kalimantan is practically free of earthquakes.

West Kalimantan is also strategically located as it is in Indonesia`s sea lanes and bordering with Sarawak. But investors need to be given easy access to licensing, and need adequate infrastructure.

Cornelis also admitted West Kalimantan is still facing limited infrastructure, such as electricity, roads, and ports. And the province is still depended considerably on other areas, although it is a palm oil producer.

Since the province has no special port, West Kalimantan became dependent on Malaysia, Cornelis said. (*)