Published on : Tuesday, March 21, 2017
For the purpose of developing tourism and renewable energy sectors, the administration of North Sumatra is exploring the possibility of teaming up with its counterpart, the provincial government of South Korea’s Jeju Island. Tengku Erry Nuradi, North Sumatra Governor said that they are planning to adopt an eco-friendly approach on Samosir Island in Toba Lake and Nias Island while promoting tourism. Both islands have similarities with Jeju Island.
Besides attracting South Korean investment to the power plant project, North Sumatra also expects South Korea to contribute towards developing the province’s tourist sector along with skilled labor in the hospitality industry. Erry met up with Jeju Island Governor Won Hee Ryong for discussing potential bilateral cooperation, during his recent visit to the country. Jeju Island, listed as a UNESCO global geopark, is South Korea’s biggest island and home to half of all electric vehicles in the country.