The Sarhunta Program, or Tourism Residential Facilities, is a program that aims to build or renovate homes in tourist destination areas to use as homestays or BnBs.
The construction of tourism residential facilities is one of the National Strategic Projects (PSN) in accordance with Presidential Decree No. 109 of 2020 to improve the quality of residents' houses around tourism areas to become livable.
Village head Junsman Makiengun said that the construction of Sarhunta on Morotai Island, especially in Posi-Posi Rao Village, maintained regional characteristics, for example the door design which symbolizes the processed products of the local earth, namely pulses and cloves, and the characteristic roof symbolizes existing housing. in North Maluku.
"We want tourism potential in Indonesia to be revived after the pandemic and tourists can enjoy lodging facilities managed by the community," said Director General of Housing at the PUPR Ministry, Iwan Suprijanto, reported by pu.go.id, Thursday, September 29, 2022.
Iwan said that the Sarhunta or homestay built by the Directorate of Self-help Housing, Directorate General of Housing, Ministry of PUPR had been equipped with complete facilities such as those in hotels.
“We build homestays by involving the community as inn managers and highlighting the design of local wisdom.