Ambon may become the site of the next annual Sail Indonesia next year.
"Next year there was a plan to organize it (Sail Indonesia) in Ambon. It was also suggested that the location would be in Banda Sea," Minister of Marine and Fishery Affairs, Freddy Numberi said here Sunday.
The moving of the location of the event, he added, was aimed at improving the economy of other areas in the country.
He said that the economic growth of North Sulawesi following the World Ocean Conference/WOC) in May 2009, and the implementation of Sail Indonesia in Bunaken reached 8 percent.
"Although most of the sightseers were domestic tourists, at this such an event could at least revive the economy," Freddy added.
Therefore, he hoped Ambon would draw a lesson from Sail Bunaken, to enable the local government concerned to cover the shorcomings of Sail Indonesia in Manado.
At least he reminded that the local administration or private circles would not hesitate to make an investment or build the necessary facilities and infrastructure to support the anual event.
Learning from the implementation of the WOC, Freddy said, the money that had been spent on the construction of facilities by the government or private circles may be regained by almost twofold.