Bandarlampung (ANTARA Lampung) - Three state companies (BUMNs) have agreed to develop and modernize Teluk Nipah beach in South Lampung as a new tourist object.
Plantation company PT Perkebunan Nusantara VII (PTPN VII), construction company PT PP Tbk, and PT Patra Jasa, a subsidiary of oil and gas company PT Pertamina will develop Teluk Nipah into a modern beach resort.
"We have signed a memorandum of understanding on the project," Chief Executive of PTPN VII Dolly Pulungan said here on Wednesday.
Dolly said in developing the 800 hectare beach area PTPN VII has a role as a land owner and license holder, PT PP as the developer and contractor and Patra Jasa will be the operator of the tourist resort.
He said the agreement would be followed with feasibility study on form and when development would start.
"We will carry out a more detailed study such as on the size of investment , the role of each of the state companies and schedule," he said.
Dolly said Teluk Nipah is one of the best beaches the country has that development of the place would certainly attract more tourists.
Tourists could use yacht from Jakarta directly to Teluk Nipah and those Palembang could easily reach Teluk Nipah via the Trans Sumatra toll road, he said.
He said work is expected to start next year to convert the rubber plantation and stone quarry into a new tourist destination.
Minister of State Enterprises Rini M. Soemarni said earlier Teluk Nipah is potential tourist destination with beach no less beautiful than Nusa Dua of Bali.
"Certain we have seen that and would set up a team to study the possibility of developing Teluk Nipah into a major tourist destination," Rini said.
Teluk Nipah has three sand sparkling beaches -- Pantai Sudul 400 meters, Pantai Teluk Nipah 650 meters, and Pantai Marina 750 meters.