President Joko Widodo wants Laboan Baju as the host of APEC meeting. Photo: Antara
President Joko Widodo wants Laboan Baju as the host of APEC meeting. Photo: Antara

Jokowi Wants APEC Summit to be Held in Labuan Bajo

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Desi Angriani, Christopher Harindra • 20 Januari 2020 16:12
Jakarta: President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo wants the tourism destination of Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), to become the location of the APEC Summit and G20 Summit in 2023. The goal is to promote Indonesian tourism to the international world.
 
"We prepare everything and hope that by the end of this year it’ll be finished. So that by 2021 the Ministry of Tourism will be able to promote it on a large scale, "Jokowi said in a written statement in Jakarta on Monday, January 20, 2020.
 
Jokowi explained that Labuan Bajo must be free from waste in order to improve Indonesia's image in the eyes of the world. A number of ships will be sent to take garbage even those on bottom of the sea.

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"The Ministry of Public Works will prepare an incinerator and final disposal site. The most important thing is public education about the culture of (processing) waste, "he explained.
 
The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) will solve the problem of clean water in the tourist destination by adding 100 millilitres of water per second. The deforested area in Labuan Bajo will be revitalized through the of seven million tree seedlings.
 
"These are all seen in detail. We are here to see in more detail, including landscaping. Later the island will be landscaped with flamboyan, tabebuya and bougainvillea, "he said.
 
the five zones that were immediately addressed early this year were Bukit Pramuka, Bukit Air, the Container Port, the Marina area. and Ujung Village.
 
The government disbursed a budget of Rp1,7 trillion to improve the tourism area of Labuan Bajo. The budget increased from 2019 of Rp1.54 trillion and was channeled through five ministries. Among these were the Ministry of PUPR contributed Rp979.3 billion, the Ministry of Transportation Rp435.04 billion, the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy Rp244.74 billion, the Ministry of Health PDTT Rp21.72 billion, and the Ministry of Environment and Forestry Rp29.23 billion.
 

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