South Bandung Have Potential to Become The Next City Development Direction

By : Hariyanto And Aldi Firhand. A | Thursday, March 22 2018 - 21:35 IWST

South Bandung
South Bandung

INDUSTRY.co.id - Bandung - Soreang toll road operation - Pasir Koja (Soroja) at the end of last year began to be felt by the people of south Bandung, especially Soreang to Pataruman, Kopo and Margaasih. The existence of the 10.6 kilometer highway that cuts the distance of South Bandung with the city of Bandung.

As stated by President Jokowi when inaugurating Tol Soroja around the end of last year, with the Soroja expressway, the journey from Bandung to Soreang or vice versa which usually takes 1.5 hours, is expected to be approximately 12 minutes by using toll.Imbasnya, connectivity and mobility of the economic sectors from and to South Bandung is higher.

Chairman of West Java Chamber of Commerce and Industry Agung Suryamal estimates that the condition will hoist South Bandung economy up to 30%. "I expect that figure to be achieved in the next four or five years," he said.

Sectors expected to grow among others; textile, tourism, agriculture and agroindustry. "South Bandung textile industry will be more flying because the time of delivery of goods will be more effective," he said.

Agung continued, tourism will also rise. Not only based on nature tourism, but also creative tourism like Jatim Park in East Java, or museum with a specific theme. On the one hand, an increasingly effective travel time will drive the export of textiles, agro-industries from South Bandung.

"South Bandung will help the national economy from tourism and exports. Because we know, the central government focus on two things to stabilize the economy, "he explained.

Kadin West Java which consists of more than 20 thousand business actors welcomed the development of South Bandung infrastructure.

South Bandung according to Agung Suryamal, will be excellent new investment star of the northern region. "Because the land in North Bandung is very limited and the existence of KDB regulations (Coefficient of Building Basics), as well as issues related to the environment, spatial until water absorption," said Agung Suryamal.

On the other hand, the report of Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency mentioned the threat of earthquake due to Lembang fault activity, also a consideration in choosing the location.

Moreover, on the other side of Bandung congestion is difficult to decompose. Referring to the data of the local Population and Civil Registry Agency, Bandung is one of the most populous cities in Indonesia with a total population of 2.6 million in 2016. With a ratio of 14 thousand inhabitants of per kilometer, the city has exceeded capacity. Ideally, the population density per square kilometer in Bandung is only inhabited by 850 people.

Due to these conditions, the people of Bandung began to look for alternative new locations for occupancy. Areas that have easy access, comfortable environment and complete public facilities, such as the area of ​​South Bandung began to be the main choice.

Coupled with the abundant natural tourism potential, south Bandung has good prospects for the surrounding community, including Jakarta and other areas. One of the major developers who started targeting South Bandung is Agung Podomoro Land. This national developer has been preparing to launch resort shelters.

"The potential of South Bandung as a tourism area we value strongly supports the concept of property that we will launch, namely resort shelters with beautiful lakes along ± 1 km. This project will bring a different experience for the inhabitants so they can feel the comfort of the holidays every day, "said Assistant Vice President of Strategic Residential Agung Podomoro Land, Agung Wirajaya.

In addition to the fact that South Bandung as a tourism area, other reasons that interest APL to invest in the region is the construction of massive road infrastructure and transportation facilities, and support the provision of shelter.

"The need for high occupancy in West Java will not be provided in North Bandung area that has been designated as a conservation area. That is, the provision of occupancy can only be done in the area of ​​South Bandung, "Agung Wirajaya explains.

While South Bandung with the potential of economy, tourism and agro-industry, will further develop with the policy of infrastructure development. The existence of 3 exit toll: Buahbatu, Margaasih and Kutawaringin will accelerate the flow of distribution and mobility in the region.

"The tendency of tourists will avoid areas that are stuck and prefer a location that can be used to relax. Especially the people of Jakarta, "he said.

The rise of economy in Bandung Regency will improve the progress of economic indicators and community welfare. Economic growth Bandung Regency in the last three years is above the national economic growth, which ranges from 5.8% to 5.9%.

This year, the South Bandung economy will grow higher due to the stimulus that emerged as a direct impact of the Soroja toll, in addition to support of internal and external factors.

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