Thu, 21 Oct 2010

Pangkalpinang, Bangka Belitung (ANTARA News) - Investors from Vietnam have explored a location in Bangka Selatan district in Bangka-Belitung (Babel) province to invest in the fisheries sector.

"The investors from Vietnam intended to invest in the fisheries sector and have visited Bangka Selatan district to obtain first hand information about suitable locations for their investment," Babel Governor Eko Maulana Ali said here on Thursday.

He said the investors had visited several locations, among others the Sadai area in Bangka Selatan where they would like to invest in the fisheries sector.

"We welcome the good intention of the Vietnamese investors to invest here and we hope a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Indonesian government and Vietnamese minister for maritime affairs and fisheries on the investment will be signed at the end of October this year," the governor said.

He expressed hope that all stakeholders in Babel province, as well as in Bangka Selatan district would facilitate the Vietnamese investors and give them wider opportunity to invest in the province.

"I hope all stakeholders in the province and other districts will facilitate the investors from Vietnam concerning the business permit and other things regarding with the investment," Governor Eko Maulana said.

The governor specifically requested the head of Regional Investment Coordinating Board (BKPMD) to remain keeping in touch with the investors through Internet and convince them to invest in Babel.(*)