Some local tourists enjoy a tourist
destination in Bangka Belitung. According to a survey by Business
Confidence Index (BCI), tourism is among promising business sectors in
REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA - About 83 out of 100 respondents in a
survey conducted by Business Confidence Index (BCI) say that business
prospect in Indonesia is promising. However, only 65 percent of
respondents say of the ease of doing business here.
This survey involves senior executives of British companies. Chairman
of British Chamber of Commerce (Britcham), Haslam Preeston, said that
the gap portrayed contradictory in business environment in Indonesia.
BCI states that the most potential business sectors are retail,
infrastructure, hotel and tourism, and service. "It also has significant
challenges such as regulatory uncertainty, inefficient bureaucracy,
slow infrastructural development and manpower issue," he said on
He recommended Indonesia to simplify governmental service to create
more conducive atmosphere. He also urged Indonesia to consult and
discuss with local and international business sector before implementing
Chairman of Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), Chatib
Basri, welcomed the result of BCI survey. He said that even though the
ease of doing business in Indonesia was not as high as its business
prospect, investors still put their money in Indonesia.
"The problem does not prevent them to come and invest in Indonesia," Basri said.