Banten offers investment on fisheries to european countries

01 March, 2013 | Source: Antara News

The Banten provincial government has offered investment and cooperation in the fishery sector to European businessmen.


"Businessmen in European countries are interested in our fisheries industry," Head of Investment Coordinating Board and Integrated Services (BKPMPT) of Banten Eneng Nurcahyati said here on Thursday.

She said that Banten Governor Ratu Atut Chosiyah and the Ukraine and the Georgian ambassadors have discussed fisheries investment and cooperation opportunities in the province.

"The European countries interested in the fisheries sector, especially in some species that do not exist in their countries, such as grouper in the Pandeglang waters, Banten," she explained.

Moreover, the Banten provincial government has asked the regional Marine and Fisheries Agency to prepare data on the fisheries potential for the investment plan.

The Banten regional government will follow it up with meetings with European entrepreneurs, including those from Ukraine and Georgia.

"We need to improve economic cooperation with foreign investors in an effort to boost domestic economic growth," she said.

 

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