Indonesian State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN) Minister Erick Thohir admitted that he had offered cooperation to build an international standard hospital in Bali with Mitsui & Co Ltd. The Japanese company has many shares in hospitals in Southeast Asia including in Singapore and Malaysia.
“We have 49 hectares (Ha) of land in Bali; we want to upgrade it to a tourism facility and yesterday the response from Japan (Mitsui) was very good,” Thoir said at the National Coordination Meeting for the Acceleration of Development of 2 Super Priority Tourism Destinations (DPSP) on Friday (27 /11).
However, Thohir stated his preference for the hospital not to use the brand owned by Mitsui & Co in Singapore, but instead to use their own brand in Indonesia.
With this world-class health facility, Erick hopes that Indonesians will choose to seek treatment at home rather than in Singapore.
“We hope to reduce the number of Indonesians traveling abroad for health checks only. This is what we are exploring as new potential in Bali,” he said.
Previously, Erick had shared his plan to turn Bali into an international standard health center.
The goal is that for Indonesians wishing to have a health check-up, do not need to go to Singapore and Malaysia, as is often the case today. “This will be a place for Indonesians who previously went to Singapore or Malaysia for check-ups.”