JAKARTADAILY.ID – The Ministry of Public Works and Housing completed construction and renovation of 170 houses for the Sarhunta program in Morotai, North Maluku.
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.
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"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.
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So tourists can enjoy the beauty of tourism on Morotai Island as well as interact directly with the community," said Iwan.
The construction of Sarhunta in DPSP Morotai Island is divided into two aids, namely assistance for tourism businesses such as homestays and cafes amounting to Rp. 100 million, totaling 20 units.
In addition, assistance for non-tourism businesses amounted to Rp 35 million, totaling 150 units.
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The 150 housing units are spread over eight villages, namely Posi – Posi Rao Village, Galo – Galo Village, Aru Burung Village, Buho – Buho Village, Lifao Village, Bido Village, Gorua Village, and Loleo Village.
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