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Wow, there is a speed boat made in New Zealand in Rawa Jombor, Klaten

Wow, there is a speed boat made in New Zealand in Rawa Jombor, Klaten

Solopos.com, KLATEN — Rawa Jombor tourism object in Bayat District, Klaten, Central Java, is now growing. Rawa Jombor has attractions in the form of floating stalls, tourist boats, and the latest in the form of speed boats.

The chairman of the Jombor Tourism Boat Association, Sutomo, said the number of speed boats reached three units. The three speed boats belonged to him and another Krakitan resident, Arifin.

"The speed boat fare is IDR 50,000 for five minutes. The maximum number of passengers is five people. Plus a driver, the maximum speed boat capacity is only six people," said Sutomo, when met by reporters at Rawa Jombor Krakitan, Bayat, Saturday (5/6/2021).

Sutomo said that the speed boat in Rawa Jombor had been used to attract visitors to Sarangan Lake, East Java in the past. Among his speed boats are made in New Zealand.

"The red speed boat was once used in Sarangan Lake, East Java. The price for the speed boat in Rawa Jombor varies from Rp. 14 million (1999) to Rp. 45 million (now)," he said.

Asked about the number of enthusiasts who want to ride a speed boat, Sutomo said it was quite high. The existence of a speed boat is considered to be an alternative way to enjoy the scenery and beauty above Rawa Jombor in addition to ornamental boats.

"In one week, the income obtained from speed boats can also reach Rp. 1 million," he said.

Head of the Klaten Tourism, Culture, Youth and Sports Agency (Disparbudpora), Sri Nugroho, said that various rides in Rawa Jombor must comply with safety standards and health protocols in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. This includes the manager and the speed boat passengers.

"The presence of speed boats in Rawa Jombor is actually not licensed. Yesterday from the Bengawan Solo River Basin Center (BBWSBS) they will try to apply for all operational permits in Rawa Jombor [the authority for Rawa Jombor is at BBWSBS]," he said.

Accident Anticipation

As is known, in order to anticipate water accidents that resulted in the death of residents as in the Kedung Ombo Reservoir (WKO) a few weeks ago, every ornamental boat manager in Rawa Jombor is required to comply with safety standards and health protocols.

This includes providing life jackets, regulating the number of passengers according to seat capacity, and following health protocols. Any boat owner who ignores this is willing to take action by a joint team from the Klaten Regency Government, Saturday (5/6/2021).

A joint team from the Klaten Regency Government also sealed four decorative boats in Rawa Jombor, Krakitan, Bayat District, Saturday (5/6/2021) afternoon. Four of the 44 ornamental boats operating in Rawa Jombor are considered to have ignored safety standards and health protocols in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.

"This was done in order to learn from the WKO case some time ago [so, that there were no fatalities]," said the head of the Klaten Satpol PP, Joko Hendrawan.

Source : https://www.solopos.com