Jakarta: President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is scheduled to attend the peak event of Sail Nias 2019 in Nias, North Sumatra on Saturday, September 14, 2019.
According to Nias-born Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly, the event aims to promote tourist destinations in Nias and attract more domestic and foreign tourists to the region.
"I believe local and foreign tourists will love Nias Island. Nias Island has rich culture, green nature and beatiful ocean. Sail Nias 2019 will introduce Nias Island to Indonesia and the world," the PDI Perjuangan politician said in a written statement received by Medcom.id.
The peak event of Sail Nias 2019 is expected to attract around ten thousand visitors. It will also be attended local and international VIP guests.
Thousands of Nias residents will participate in the event. It will showcase a dance parade, flypast show, parachucting stunt and other activities.
"The activities will take place in five regions in Nias. They are Gunung Sitoli, Nias, South Nias, West Nias and North Nias. The event will mark the conclusion of Sail Nias 2019," Yasonna noted.