Bekasi Regency Accelerates Infrastructure Towards an Independent Economy


BEKASI, – Bekasi Regency continues to grow and develop in various sectors. This regency is no longer just a buffer zone for DKI Jakarta.

Infrastructure is increasingly stretching towards an independent economy. Bekasi Regency has become a new economic growth region. Its role and position are now quite strategic because they are on an important economic path. Moreover, Bekasi connects the capital city with regions in the eastern part of Java.

Bekasi Regency also has an industrial area that is among the largest in Southeast Asia. This is more value to facilitate economic stretching. Including the distribution of the agricultural and plantation sectors, transportation infrastructure is one of the main focuses of development. The goal is to create a reliable, integrated and efficient system.

“We prepare infrastructure from all fields to support it,” said Bekasi Regent Neneng Hasanah Yasin, some time ago. Real efforts to accelerate infrastructure in Bekasi Regency are like the construction of the South Tambun Underpass with a width of 22 meters and a length of 162 meters consisting of four lanes.

The Bekasi-Cikarang commuter line is the result of cooperation between the governments of Indonesia and Japan through a contract signed in 2012 with financing of Rp 2.3 trillion. In addition to infrastructure, health care facilities are strengthened by the construction of the General Hospital (RSU) Bungin branch.

The goal is to to facilitate the people in the northern Bekasi region to get health services. In the housing sector, Bekasi Regency has implemented Rumah Tidak Layak Huni (Rutilahu) program. This program distributes assistance to the community in the area of settlements.

So far in Bekasi Regency, the existence of public facilities such as general hospitals has not been proportional to the population. According to Deputy Regent of Bekasi Eka Supria Atmaja, the establishment of the general hospital is expected to improve public health services, especially those living in Babelan District and its surroundings. Moreover, stretching in the industrial and trade sectors is currently supported by the tourism sector.

Bekasi Regency has a number of mainstay destinations that help economic growth including wildlife tourism (crocodile breeding in Indonesian Crocodile Park), family recreation tours (Go Wet Waterpark in Tambun, Transera Waterpark in Tarumajaya, Waterboom Lippo Cikarang), historical tours (Saung Ranggon , Juang 45 Building, Buni Site, hero tomb KH Noer Alie), lake tourism (Situ Cibeureum, Situ Rawa Binong), beach tourism (Muara Gembong area), art and cultural tourism (Batik Seraci Tarumajaya or Bekasi Batik) to industrial tourism ( for example the Coca Cola Amatil area). Outside these mainstay destination areas there are many other potential in the tourism sector that can be improved.