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    Revitalization of Jatiluhur Reservoir Tourism Area Begins This Year


    PURWAKARTA REGENCY- When reviewing a number of points in the Jatiluhur Reservoir on Sunday (8/18/19), West Java  Governor, Ridwan Kamil ensured that attractions in Purwakarta Regency are revitalized in 2019.

    Emil - Ridwan Kamil called - said, the arrangement of the Jatiluhur Reservoir is a commitment in realizing West Java as a tourism province. The hope is the face of the new Jatiluhur Reservoir can attract more tourists and become a new tourist attraction.

    "In the future, Jatilihur will be crowd and full of positive activities. West Java province of tourism is my commitment, we will reorganize and add new tourism at some point," Emil said.

    What is special about the revitalization plan, continued Emil, is the construction of a floating mosque in the middle of a reservoir that is directly designed by him. Tourists also get a new option to worship in the middle of the reservoir by using a boat.

    "So, if people want to pray there are two choices, can be on land or in water using a boat first," Emil added.

    Even in the Pamundingan area which is still in the Jatiluhur Reservoir area, a hotel with a floating concept will be built. Emil explained, the hotel would stand on a large float following the water surface conditions that had guaranteed safety.

    "His hotel, which is typical of Jatiluhur, is not on land, but in water with a buoy. When the water level rises around January to May, he (the hotel) goes up. When the water is shrinking or the dry season, it also goes down. a problem, (also) with access to 20 minutes from the entrance area, "Emil said.

    In addition, the merchant stalls will also be moved to a better area. This relocation of traders certainly will not harm the traders but aims to increase the income of the traders.

    The arrangement of Jatiluhur Reservoir first phase will temporarily use land owned by Perum Jasa Tirta (PJT) II. At present the whole area structuring project is tracking the Detailed Engineering Design (DED) process with an estimated budget of Rp20 to 30 billion per point. Area management has also been agreed with the Jatiluhur Reservoir management.

    "While in first phase we will use PJT II land. The funds have been prepared and the construction will begin this year," Emil said.

    "This is part of the development so all of them will get the good of the region, citizens become workers and have economic activities, then Purwakarta PAD can also increase," he concluded.

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