West Nusa Tenggara Developing New Beaches as Tourist Destinations

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    TEMPO.CO, Mataram - West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) Tourism and Culture Agency is developing new beaches in Central Lombok as new tourist destinations located between Central Lombok and West Lombok.

    Mawun beach, Selong Belanak beach, Semeti beach, and Nambung beach are some of the beaches that can be found in the area.

    In West Lombok, there are Sekotong beach and Mekaki beach.

    “We are developing new beaches in the area,” said Head of NTB Tourism and Culture Agency Moh Faozalon Friday.

    In 2017, the agency receives Rp41.5 billion from NTB regional budget to develop tourism sector.

    “We want to meet the target of having 4 million tourists visit the province in 2018,” Faozal said.

    In 2016, it is estimated that at least 3 million tourists visit the province and until September 2016, at least 2.5 million tourists visiting the province.

    SUPRIYANTHO KHAFID