Jakarta (VOI News) - The International Monetary Fund-IMF predicts that world’s economic growth will be negative by almost 5 percent. The IMF also predicts that the Indonesian economy in June is in a negative position. It was stated by Prof. Roy Sembel, Consultant and professional in financial economics, to Voice of Indonesia in Jakarta, Monday (29/6). According to Roy Sembel, to make companies able to continue their business, they need to prepare a strategy of realigning and adapting in a new era after the pandemic.


"In addition, it is necessary for companies and their industries to conduct rescue and restructuring in the short term, and in the medium to the long term, which can be realigned. So they need to modify the business to adjust to the times, although they should not change everything, there is something that remains, for example the basic principles of company management, there must be cash flow, there must be a profit margin, there must be a good biz turnover, healthy growth and they should pay attention to customer development. Those are 5 things that are mandatory. But other than that, the methods must be adjusted according to the times," said Roy Sembel.

Roy Sembel added that emergency measures to save the companies from financial pressures due to the crisis must be done quickly and accurately. Furthermore, emergency measures must be followed by a proactive financial restructuring strategy. To inform business actors and legal aspects related to emergency rescue and corporate restructuring, on Tuesday, June 30, there was a Webinar "Financial and Legal Aspects of Rescuing, Restructuring, and Realigning Companies Facing Pandemic Crisis" in Jakarta, with Prof. Roy Sembel and Ibrahim Sjarief Assegaf. (VOI / TGH/FAISAL/AHM)


Efforts to restore the confidence of tourists is considered a key for the success of the country's tourism sector recovery, according to an official.

"Indonesia is experiencing a lack of trusted destinations from foreign and domestic tourists. Hence, we must work together to gain the tourists' confidence ," Deputy of Marketing Division of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy Nia Niscaya said in a statement in Jakarta on Sunday.

In fact, all countries have lost tourists' confidence owing to the COVID-19, Nia Niscaya said while speaking in ASITA's online business discussion on "Synergy of ASITA and the Government to Respond to the New Normal policy in the Indonesian Tourism".

She is upbeat that the tourists' confidence is restoring as Indonesia has managed to record positive growth and come out of the red zone.

The discussion was participated in by Indonesian Ambassador to Singapore Ngurah Swajaya, Indonesian Ambassador to Laos Pratito Soeharyo, and Kosmas Harefa from the office of the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, among others.

As parts of the efforts to regain the tourists' confidence, the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry has formulated and socializing health protocols dubbed Cleanliness, Health and Safety (CHS) protocols.

"This is the main issue when it comes to tourists. Indonesia's success in handling COVID-19 can be a consideration in building the nation branding. Hence, a synergy between ASITA and representatives of market countries is needed to boost tourist confidence," she said.

Learning from several countries that have been able to recover from the COVID-19 outbreak, the ministry will first focus on domestic market .

The ministry will carry out a strategy by launching a campaign dubbed #DiIndonesiaAja (#JustStayInIndonesia) targeting the market segmentation of families, couples, individual tourists or fully independent travelers (FIT), and the government.

Likewise for the international tourist market, the ministry is preparing a strategy by launching a #DreamNowTravelTomorrow campaign for its CHS protocol branding.

"The point is we have to be able to be present in the market by displaying contents that inspire tourists," Nia Niscaya said.(ANTARA)


The Yogyakarta provincial government has permitted a number of tourism sites to open its doors for tourists, in what is now deemed a trial period, despite the region’s COVID-19 emergency period up to July 31. 

Head of the area’s Bantul Tourism Agency, Kwintarto Heru Prabowo, said that the trial opening of the Parangtritis Beach on Sunday, June 28, saw over 10,000 tourists that visited the popular beach, which is a significant spike compared to the day prior on June 27 which attracted 3,000 tourists.  

“There were 11,700 tourists that visited the Parangtritis Beach on Sunday,” said Prabowo to Tempo on Sunday.

The trial opening of Parangtritis Beach lasts from June 27 - June 29, 2020, before it will be evaluated whether the beach is ready to open without restrictions after the emergency period ends. As of now, the beach will only be open until sunset at 18:00 Western Indonesia Times (WIB).

There are three main restrictions during the trial, which include restricting the number of tourist visits, origins from where visitors come from, and the operational hours of the Parangtritis Beach. The beach has imposed a 50 percent capacity policy.

As many as 10 locations have been subjected to restricted opening during the COVID-19 emergency period such as Baron Beach and Kukup, Nglaggeran, Parangtritis, Depok Beach, and the Mangunan Forest in Bantul. (tempo.co)


Head of the Jakarta Maritime, Agriculture, and Food Security Agency (KPKP), Darjamuni, on Sunday announced that the government is currently preparing a health protocol overseeing qurban sales, sacrificial procedure, and distribution for the Islamic Eid al-Adha celebration. 


The sacrificial qurban animals will be strictly overseen by a series of rules that would help prevent the spread of COVID-19. “We are preparing [the protocol],” Darjamuni confirmed in a text message on Sunday.

However, he was tight-lipped in terms of the details as he still needs to present it to Jakarta governor Anies Baswedan before announcing it publicly. The agency has scheduled a meeting with the governor on Tuesday, June 30. 

The spokesperson for the city’s largest mosque, Istiqlal Mosque, on Sunday said to Tempo that Istiqlal’s management has yet received assurance from city administrators whether the qurban tradition would be held or not. 

“We have yet received information on whether we will be receiving qurban animals. No announcement has been made yet,” said Abu to Tempo on Sunday.

He further elaborates that the annual sacrificial tradition could possibly be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing renovation of the Istiqlal mosque. (tempo.co.id)

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