Sat, 04 Jun 1994

New hotels in N. Sumatra

MEDAN, North Sumatra (JP): Coordinating Minister for Industry and Trade Hartarto inaugurated 10 projects on Thursday, all of which dealt with the hotel, postal and telecommunications businesses.

The projects were built with a total investment of Rp 46 billion (US$21.42 million.)

The facilities include four, star-rated hotels, three post offices and three automatic telecommunication centers.

The operation of the new hotels brought number of star-rated hotels in North Sumatra to 48 with a total of 3,896 rooms.

The new hotels include Sumatra Village Resort in Medan, Niagara Hotel in Prapat, Sinabung Hotel in Brastagi and Perbinapuri in Pematang Siantar.

Hartarto said the number of tourist arrivals in Medan increased by 10.14 percent per annum during the last five years, which was less than half of the 22.3 percent increase throughout the country.

The opening ceremony was also attended by Minister of Tourism, Post and Telecommunications Joop Ave and Minister of Transportation Haryanto Dhanutirto. (rmn/icn)