Sanur Health SEZ expected to help boost Indonesia’s economic growth

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Sanur Health Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Bali is expected to become a key driver for Indonesia’s economic growth.

“The Sanur SEZ is hoped to become a driver of national economic growth through tourism and health, while contributing to a sustainable future for generations to come,” said Christine Hutabarat, President Director of PT Hotel Indonesia Natour, in a statement on Tuesday.

“We are optimistic that the development of the Sanur SEZ can give added value for Indonesia,” she remarked.

The Sanur SEZ is a health special economic zone aimed to unlock the potential of Grand Inna Bali Beach, spanning 41.6 hectares, to become a world-class wellness and tourism destination with integrated facilities.

Hotel Indonesia Natour, the subsidiary of PT Aviasi Pariwisata Indonesia (InJourney), has been named the developer and operator of the Sanur SEZ by the government.

Through the Sanur SEZ, Indonesia is expected to encourage the acceleration of economic recovery through tourism and health and to realize inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

The Sanur SEZ is also expected to become an economic driver through the creation of employment opportunities and the increase of economic activities that may create prosperity.

The health tourism sector offers new potential that may provide solutions for the Indonesian people to bring Indonesia’s medical and wellness tourism to the international scene.

The Sanur SEZ aims to diversify and accelerate Indonesia’s economy by establishing Bali as a world-class health and wellness destination, leveraging its natural beauty, rich heritage, and vibrant culture.

The government has promised various conveniences in the Sanur SEZ, such as ease of practice permits for foreign health workers, customs and fiscal facilities for health equipment, numerous types of services and technologies on offer, the use of certified medicines, and the ease of immigration services for patients and their families.

The Sanur SEZ and its various world-class and high-tech facilities aim to bring in patients who previously sought treatment abroad, with a total of 140,000 patients expected by 2030.

“With the decrease (in the number) of Indonesian patients who seek treatment overseas, we predict that we can save around Rp86 trillion (around US$5.5 billion) and add around Rp19.6 trillion (around US$1.25 billion) in foreign exchange in 2022-2045,” Hutabarat stated.

The Sanur SEZ is expected to become the leading medical and wellness tourism destination in Southeast Asia, aiming to attract investments estimated at Rp15 trillion to Rp20 trillion (around US$1.27 billion).

In 2045, the development of the zone is projected to have a dual impact and positively contribute to the national GDP, with an estimated increase of Rp80.7 trillion (around US$5.16 billion).

The zone is also expected to generate employment for approximately 18,375 people, which is an estimated 2,069 percent increase as compared to the scenario without the Sanur SEZ.

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Translator: Ade Irma, Yuni Arisandy
Editor: Anton Santoso
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