Palembang City Government plans to set up a floating hotel on the River Musi to encourage tourism ahead of the implementation of the Asian Games in 2018.
Head of the Department of City Planning in Palembang Palembang Isnaini Madani, said Tuesday it plans to get a positive response from the provincial government for the tourism sector in the city of Palembang is expected to be more varied.
"The plan, this floating hotel will mimic the shape of the house because the house raft raft is already known as a part of the culture of the community banks of the Musi River," said Isnaini.
Related to the management of the hotel, according to the city government opened the private sector who are interested in the opportunity to develop it.
If in the end there is interest, the city government will manage its own.
"It should be privately managed in order to be able termaksimalkan commercial side, but it does not mean the government can not if in the end there is interest," he said.
Earlier, a foreign investor interested in building a five-star hotel on the banks of the Musi River region to capture business opportunities when Palembang to host the Asian Games in 2018.
Acting Mayor Harnojoyo some time ago said the government is reviewing the investor wishes to remember there is a heritage area on the banks of the Musi River. In addition, this region is also fairly densely populated so that it will be difficult if you have to acquire land.
"I wish this investor in a radius of about 100 meters or 200 meters from the River Musi so nice scenery. But this will be reviewed again," said Harnojoyo some time ago.
South Sumatra and Jakarta to host the Asian Games in 2018. As host, South Sumatra fix support facilities for the success of these activities.