Thu, 12/10/2009 12:55 PM | The Archipelago
LOMBOK: The East Lombok administration will relocate around 450 residents of Gili Sunut island to make way for a planned tourism resort
by a Singapore-based investment company.
The administration spokesperson Sujono said Wednesday residents who did not have any official land ownership would be moved to Teranjah-Anjah, Pemongkong village about 10 kilometers from the island.
“We expect they will still be able to go to sea since the would-be new location is not too far from beach.”
He added that the investor from PT Blue Ocean would construct new houses and public facilities, such as a public health center and an elementary school, for the residents.
The 7.5-hectare island has lured the investors with its white sands and natural views, he said. – JP