Tanjung Ringgit Eco Region Project in Pink Beach, East Lombok was launched on 29 January 2014 in a ceremony with Minister for Creative Economy Dr Mari Elka Pangestu, Vice Governor of West Nusa Tenggara Mr Muhammad Amin, Ambassador of Sweden HE Ewa Polano and CEO of Eco Region Project John Higson.
Keep an eye on this project since this might be your next travel destination in Indonesia. Located at South East of Lombok border into South West of Sumbawa, Tanjung Ringgit is planned to be Asia’s largest eco tourism, regional development and green investment platform, done with a group of Swedish and international investors.
Supported by Swedish Eco sustainability and environmental planning know-how, the project serves to develop, regenerate and protect Lombok’s pristine but vulnerable land. This efforts starts with repairing the environment together with local people and forestry department on e.g. erosion control, replanting the forest with indigenous species, coral and beach protection, landscaping pink beach, planting over 80 local species of medicinal plants and fruit trees in the scented forestry areas, etc.
In the near future, eco villages and business with local partners will be built, aiming to bring new green infrastructure solutions to Indonesia that benefits the community connecting the villages to the eco-tourism development for sales of goods and services.
What’s more: roads with water capture, water cleaning, port renovation desalination, green electricity, waste management, telecommunications, school (cooperation with Google), etc., are already in the plan.
So stay tuned!
Source: Embassy of Sweden in Indonesia