(THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Bintan island in Riau will soon welcome a water villa resort, which will feature bungalows “floating” on the water several metres from the coastline.
PT Grand Wie Sukses (GWS) has announced that it will invest 3.5 trillion rupiah (S$363 million) for the project, which will be developed in Bintan’s Trikora area. The ground-breaking ceremony is expected to be held in July this year.
The development will include two hotels - the Avara Resort and Mangata Water Villa.
“Avara will be built on 40ha of land along the coastline, while Mangata is the water villa project that will be built on top of the water and will occupy the same area as Avara,” said GWS chief executive officer Lily Oey.
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“The budget needed to build Avara Resort is about 1.4 trillion rupiah, while the water villa will need about 1.1 trillion rupiah,” she added.
The water villa will integrate miniatures of the seven wonders of the world. Both the water villa and resort are aiming for the local and international markets.
These two projects are predicted to generate 3,000 jobs for residents, accommodating locally owned small- and medium-sized enterprises, Ms Oey said.