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03
May

MOZAIC OF ARCHIPELAGO

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Mosaic of the Archipelago presents information on government of Banda Aceh city holds various fun competitions. The second information is that Ki Hajar Dewantara and Dewi Sartika participate in ceremony of National Education Day in Surabaya. We end Mosaic of the Archipelago with the news on various cultures are performed to enliven National Education Day at the border of Atambua Belu.

To enliven the 813th Banda Aceh anniversary, the government of Banda Aceh city held various fun competitions on Tuesday (1/5). The participants consisted of government’s employees and families, as well as the general public. The competitions were coloring contest, stringing betel, decorating lamp, until umbrella held at city’s hall garden. Various kinds of kids’ play grounds were also provided. In his speech, Banda Aceh  Mayor, Aminullah Usman said that besides to enlivening the city’s anniversary, the event was also to strengthen bonds of friendship among government’s employees and residents. The Mayor added that his office also has held great Zikir, dalail khairat contest, football, tennis and volleyball tournament and various activities which involved the general public. On the occasion, Mayor Aminullah  including his Deputy Mayor, Zainal Arifin, and regional secretary also handed over compensation packages to children with disabilities. The commemoration of National Education Day in Surabaya was conducted with different ways. To remember the teaching of master education, Ki Hajar Dewantara, hundreds of students and teachers of Great Crystal School and Course Center wore hats with photographs of Ki Hajar Dewantara  on ceremony of education day on May 2. Besides, the students also wore hats with photographs of Dewi Sartika,  heroine of education for woman. The two heroes were selected because they became initiators of father and mother of education in Indonesia. ‎at the ceremony, Indyah, former teacher of Gunungsari elementary school had an opportunity to become ceremonial leader. On the same occasion, Indyah also received special award from Great Crystal School and Course Center as woman who has devoted herself as educator for 38 years.  The school also held a series of events, such as decorating park competition, coloring contest and Learning Media Innovation Competition for teachers. Mifta Churohman as Deputy Head of School said that the event had a theme ‘Appreciate the services of teachers and work for the education of Indonesia”. To commemorate National Education Day at the border of Atambua, Belu regency, regional government through Education and Culture Office held a number of cultural events. Head of the office, Belu, Marsianus Loe Mau said in Atambua on Wednesday (2/5) that the commemoration with cultural nuance became one of the regional government efforts to educate present generation to more understand their identities. According to Marsianus, the commemoration of National Education Day was colored with cultural events, as an important message, to disenchant and to remind all national stakeholders in a bid to get to know what actually owned as an Indonesian at the border of Belu is. He further said that all parties must not lose identity.

04
May

The festival with the theme "New traditional: look good, taste good" is one of the flagships in 100 events of  wonderful tour of Indonesia launched by the Ministry of Tourism. The Aceh Culinary Festival is held for 3 days from 4 - 6 May 2018 at Blangpadang Square, Banda Aceh City. This culinary festival event is one of the efforts and commitments of Aceh Government to support the development of Aceh as Halal Tourism Destination. Aceh Culture and Tourism Office says that more than 100 culinary businesspeople, observers, and community lovers participate in the annual activity to preserve the culinary culture of Aceh. The participants will create innovative menus that combine Aceh's taste with the various culinary elements of the world. A number of famous chefs will show their ability of innovation and creation in cultivating a typical Aceh culinary into a dish that has a more premium appearance with the concept of fine dining. In addition to traditional Acehnese menus, this festival also pays special attention to the fusion food of Aceh with various culinary from all over the world. 36 tenants will offer innovative Aceh menu in the Fusion Food Market zone where it is the largest capacity in Aceh Culinary Festival this year. In this zone, the visitors can enjoy a variety of taste innovations such as Leughok cheese, Pie asoe kaya, kimbap sunti, roti/bread canai kuah/sauce, Pliek U, fried rice, coffee, smoothie bowl pisang/banana thok, sushi engkot tumeh, klapertart boh nipah, and various culinary delights. In addition, there are 30 typical tenants of Aceh in the Aceh Traditional Market Zone; 12 of them serve typical snacks in the Archipelago Delight Zone; 12 tenants of coffee, chocolate and fresh drinks, 10 tenants of hawker, and 12 tenants of  association hobby community and culinary observers. This three-day festival will be more cheerfully colored with the performance of various Acehnese art performances, talented Indonesian singers and songwriters and Fusion Ethnic music group whose work has reached the Java Jazz stage. The Festival of Culinary of Aceh 2018 is expected to be a catalyst in the culinary industry in Aceh so that the richness of local flavor can be a major host in its own region. This refers to the rapid development of culinary trends dominated by international food.

30
April

Diplomatic Corner

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Director General of National Export Development at the Trade Ministry, Arlinda said that the trade mission of the Trade Ministry to Bangladesh achieved total transaction and potential transaction amounting $279.19 million dollars. Trade mission to Bangladesh, which was held starting from April 26 until 28, 2018 in Dhaka, was implemented on cooperation between the Trade Ministry and the Indonesian Embassy in Dhaka. The event was one of the government’s efforts in increasing Indonesia’s export reaching 11%. In addition, it was also the follow-up of the visit of President Joko Widodo in January 2018 when meeting Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina and President of Bangladesh, Abdul Hamid in a bid to boost economic cooperation and bilateral trade. The Indonesian trade mission was conducted by holding business forum, business matching, and Indonesia Fair exhibition in Dhaka. In the event, the Trade Ministry brought in 93 businesspeople from 43 companies. Arlinda also said that the success of the trade mission in Bangladesh proved that Bangladesh is potential trade partnership for Indonesia so that the market of Bangladesh needs to be improved more seriously, especially in transportation industry (train, automotive, and spare parts); the main commodities such as palm oil, spices and tea, and other manufacture products, such as foods and beverages, fashion, and furniture. 

Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand are committed to focusing on boosting economic growth through increased connectivity and infrastructure cooperation in the border areas. The agreement was discussed on the 11th Summit of the Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand –Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) on Saturday (28/4) in Singapore. In the meeting, Minister of Trade, Enggartiasto Lukita was present at the meeting to accompany President Joko Widodo. Minister Enggartiasto Lukita also stated that the Indonesian President’s message which asserted that the member countries must play an active role and give real contribution in increasing trade in the IMT-GT. IMT-GT is sub-regional cooperation among Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand in the economic sector which involves 10 provinces in Sumatra, 8 provinces in Malaysia, and 14 provinces in Thailand. The cooperation is expected to play a major role in increasing economy in the region and to contribute economic growth all of the regions of the three countries, even ASEAN as whole.

The performance was part of Friday Tonic and Concrete Dreams Weekend series. Friday Tonic was a series of musical performance which was conducted on Friday evening. Meanwhile,  Concrete Dreams Weekend held on April 27-29 was conducted to celebrate the history of Queen Elizabeth Hall infrastructure in 1960s. 30 years ago, the government of Indonesia gave a set of Gamelan to British people as a sign of friendship. The Gamelan has been stored at  Southbank Centre until now. The Gamelan performance was conducted to celebrate 30th anniversary since the Gamelan was stored at Southbank Centre, and to celebrate the re-opening of Queen Elizabeth Hall which was for the last two-year closed to be renovated. Meanwhile, dances, which colored the performance at the evening, were attended by dance group -Lila Bhawa Iindonesia Dance UK.

27
April

Season is one of the major divisions of the year, which is usually based on a broad climatic form. Because Indonesia is located in the tropical area, it has two seasons, namely rainy and dry seasons. This is one of the lesson materials for elementary school on ecosystem, earth and season, which is taught in Class 6. To facilitate elementary school students to study the subject, the schools provide learning aids needed by their students. Thus, the university students of Teachers Education of Elementary School at Faculty of Education, Yogyakarta State University, PGSD FIP UNY, make learning media in a bid to recognize the season by using ‘Dakosim-Dakon Division of Season’ abbreviated ‘dakon’. Dakon or Congklak game is one of the most ancient cultural heritages. The game will experience different names in other areas. But, that's not a problem as long as the game is playing the same shape. It can only be played by two people by facing each other. Both of them can match by spreading Congklak seeds. Maharani Dwi, Redita Adriyani, Hana Jihan, Ihti Syamudin, Diah Cipto and Nuril Alfi create the Dakosim with the aim that students are able to characterize the environmental conditions in a particular season and create a story about a condition in a certain area independently. Maharani Dwi said that the media, that they created, disseminates information about the theory of two seasons in Indonesia and the differences of four seasons in the northern hemisphere. In addition, Redita Adriyani also said that the theory of the season also provides not only lessons but also impact about the rainy and dry seasons in Indonesia. According to Hana Jihan, Dakosim game is like dakon game in general. Dakosim is used in groups (two groups). One group consists of 5 students and the game is played alternately by members of the group. Each round is played by one member of the group until the game is replaced by one opposing group. If the member stops at the dacon hole that contains "let's learn", the child must take the question card that has been provided. But when the child stops at the dacon hole that reads 'sing and dance', then the child must sing or dance in accordance with the orders of the opposing group. Furthermore, if group members get a question card and are able to answer the question correctly, then the group will get a star. The group is declared as the winner, if the group can collect the largest seeds in the barn and also has the most stars.

25
April

Diplomatic Corner

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The first information is from France, Indonesia Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Finance Ministry discussed the efficiency of the government’s budget for its representatives abroad. The challenge for the government’s working performance today is heavier in reaching state’s development goals, included for the Indonesian foreign affairs’ staffs in implementing basic tasks and functions, as well as increasing Indonesia’s image in the world. The condition should be supported by administration and finance management which is strong effective and efficient. This was emphasized by Secretary General of the Indonesian Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Mayerfas, in a discussion with the Indonesian Foreign Affairs and Finance Ministry in the Indonesian Embassy in France on April 23, 2018 on Monday. Ambassador Mayerfas said related to the finance, there are still many process which are still inefficient, such as long process of large transfer or fee. Director General of Treasuryalso conveyed the important role of an efficient financial system,so the utilization of budget can take place smoothly in accordance with the plan.

Premium quality furniture of 27 Indonesian designers exhibit on the biggest furniture and interior design exhibition in the world, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan, April 17-22. The designers were selected through strictopen call process by Creative Economic Foundation to exhibit various kinds of their designs on the prestige event. Indonesia’s pavilion at Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2018 was flocked by businessmen who were interested in the wood and rattan products. Head of Creative Economic Foundation, Triawan Munaf, was proud of Indonesian furnitures which are more recognized by the world. The big demand on the products which were exhibited is hoped boosting Indonesian designersplace in global furniture industry.

One of Indonesia’s mainstay products, coffee was promoted by Indonesian embassy in Tashkent. After participating in an exhibition in Uzbekistan on early April, the Indonesian Embassy in Tashkent promoted coffee in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (17-19/4). The Indonesian Embassy in Tashkent invited one of coffee and snack producers in promoting Indonesian food and beverage products on the exhibition. Various kinds of the products which were displayed such as instant coffee, biscuits, chocolate and also coffee candy, attracted the visitors to see and to taste the products. The Indonesian embassy also utilized the event to promote Indonesian cultures and tourist destinations. Kyrgyzstan Food Expo was the biggest exhibition in Kyrgyzstan. This year, the exhibition was visited by more than 3500 visitors and patricipated in by 40 exhibitors from 8 countries, amon others Russia, Belarus, Indonesia, Uzbekistan, Germany, China, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Indonesia’s participation in the exhibition was one of the efforts to find new market for Indonesian coffee products.

22
April

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

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Earth Day, which is celebrated every April 22nd, aims to raise awareness and human appreciation of the planet, Earth. Its history dates from 1970. At that time, many environmental issues surrounded American soil, as well as student movements against the war. Environmental issues and student movements inspired Senator Gaylord Nelson who announced the idea of ​​national environmental education in the mass media.Hearing the idea of ​​Senator Nelson, on April 22, 1970, about 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks and auditoriums, demanding a healthy and sustainable environment. Who would have thought, all parties showed strong support and gave birth to the Department of Environmental Protection in the United States as well as some laws related to the environment.Earth Day has long become a global annual warning. The general public and stakeholders are requested to again show their support for a sustainable environment. Religious leaders are also invited to protect the creations of God, namely, the living, the environment, and the planet Earth.Earth Day is celebrated every year in various ways. Some groups chose to take peaceful action to again demand more environmentally friendly policies and to raise public awareness of the importance of protecting the Earth. Some prefer to take direct action, such as cleaning the environment, planting trees, and making bio-poreus. Earth Day 2018 theme set by Earth Day Network is "Stop Plastic Pollution". The anti- plastic waste campaign again reminds of the dangers of plastics to the environment. Moreover, according to Earth Day Network reports, of the 9.1 billion tonnes of plastics produced, only nine percent are recycled. Meanwhile, the remainder is dumped on the ground. Earth Day Network estimates that about 13.2 billion tons of plastic waste will be dumped on the ground by 2050. In the same report, Indonesia is named as the 2nd largest country that does not treat plastic waste well.Thus, any individual is invited to perform five "R" ie "reduce" or, "refuse", "reuse", "recycle" and "remove plastic usage. In addition, individuals are also invited to record and calculate the use of various plastic products throughout the year. In Indonesia, the 2018 Earth Day celebration has been prepared since January. The Ministry of Environment and Forestry launched the Three Months Clean Trash (TBBS) program. It is run through a circular of the Minister of Environment and Forestry sent to regional heads. From 21 January to 21 April, local governments have been instructed to increase waste management.In addition to the government, various organizations and groups in Indonesia also have their own way to celebrate Earth Day. Wahana Lingkungan Indonesia (Walhi) chose North Sumatera Province with a series of events such as the Earth Day Carnival and also a dialogue about the environment. University of Surabaya students also made a map of Indonesia from hundreds of bottle caps of mineral water. Music concerts were presented in various regions in order to commemorate Earth Day.

23
April

Diplomatic Corner

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Directorate General of National Export Development of Trade Ministry continues to strengthen penetration of non-traditional market to South Asia. One of them is through the event of Bangladesh mission trade which will be implemented on April 26-28, 2018. Director General of National Export Development, Arlinda said in Jakarta on Friday (20/4) that Bangladesh is non-traditional market which is very potential for Indonesia’s export. In the mission, the Trade Ministry will carry out a number of big companies from various sectors such as palm oil, fashion, food and beverage, automotive, a state-owned enterprise, service, furniture, and regional institution. Until now, a number of 46 companies have made sure to participate in and the delegations are as many as 96 participants. The entrepreneurs have established trade communication with 122 buyers of Bangladesh, consisting of 103 importer companies and19 delegation of Bangladesh chamber of commerce. Directorate General of National Export Development also has scheduled important meetings of the entrepreneurs of the two countries in a number of events, such as Business Forum and Business Matching and the visit of palm oil importers. The event of the mission will be synergized with Indonesia Fair 2018 which is initiated by the Indonesian embassy in Dhaka.

On April 20 and 21, 80 wastra  or Indonesian clothes were exhibited at Indonesian Embassy in London. The event with the theme ‘Nusawastra Silang Budaya’: Indonesian Textiles at the Crossroads of Culture, displayed not only wastra or Indonesian clothes collections from various regions of the archipelago, but also book of  Nusawastra Silang Budaya: Indonesian Textiles at the Crossroads of Culture in English edition, discussion around Indonesia’s wastra, and workshop of batik. Indonesian Ambassador to United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, Dr. Rizal Sukma expressed his appreciation on cooperation between the Indonesian embassy and the Nusawastra team in implementing the event. According to Rizal, Indonesia’s wastra is one of the promotions of Indonesian culture which is effective. Batik of Tiga Negeri, Batik Kompeni, Palembang Songket and Iban clothes amazed the visitors which were enthusiastic. Ambassador Rizal Sukma was happy because many British citizens were also collectors of Indonesia’s wastra. Opening of the event was attended by many British citizens which are collectors of Indonesia’s wastra, observers and lovers of wastra, and batik craftsmen in United Kingdom.

Film entitled “Marlina si Pembunuh dalam Empat Babak'' directed by Mouly Surya became opening film in MOOOV Film Festival which was held in 8 cities in Belgium. The festival was held in Concertgebow Brugge on Wednesday (18/4). 1,000 people who are from Brugge  or surrounding cities attended the theater. The audiences enjoyed every scene of the film which consisted of 4 phases. The film tells about a widow from Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara –NTT with the name Marlina who tells about her struggle to fight unfairly. At night, the festival was officially opened by Mayor Brugge, Renaat Landuyt, Deputy Head of representative of the Indonesian embassy in Brussel, Dupito D. Simamora, and Film Director Marlina, Mouly Surya. At the festival, the Indonesian embassy served Indonesian typical foods. MOOOV Film Festival was held starting from April 17 – 31, 2018 in  Brugge, Genk, Turnhout, Beringen, Dilbeek, Lier, Sint-Niklaas, Roeselare. As an annual event, the festival played more than 70 films in international scale. In every festival, a number of visitors reached more than 40,000 visitors. Film ‘Marlina Pembunuh dalam Empat Babak’ will be played in cinema in Belgium in June 2018.

23
April

Mosaic of Indonesia

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To cope with the pepper price drop in Bangka Belitung province, currently, warehouse receipt team of the province is conducting a number of efforts in helping farmers to stabilize pepper prices through warehouse receipt program. The breakthrough program of the regional government of Bangka Belitung to stabilize the pepper prices, continues to be introduced among the people especially the pepper farmers who still do not know the program. Spices council of Bangka Belitung, Irman said in Bangka Belitung on Sunday (22/4/2018) that in warehouse receipt, the farmers can entrusted their pepper at the warehouse and the farmers get receipt in return. The receipt can be used to take money at the banks which have cooperation with the team with the amount 75 percent of the pepper which is entrusted. Later, if the pepper prices at the market have stabilized, the farmers can sell their goods in accordance to the market price.

The Words ‘art’ and ‘culture’ are two words that cannot be separated. Because currently art has typical culture and vice versa, every culture has priceless art. This was stated by chairman of selection independent commission of Central Aceh, Marwansyah in his speech at Art and Culture event in the art building of Takengon on Saturday (21/4). Marwansyah at front of leaders of political parties of 2019 general election participants who attended the event, said that diversity of the culture in Indonesia could strengthen brotherhood in the diversity of people, because art and culture is universal and comprehensive in relation to aesthetics. Marwansyah said, the wealth of art and culture could therefore become media to achieve the ideals of national unity.

Governor of Aceh, Irwandi Yusuf and Deputy Governor of Aceh, Nova Iriansyah keep monitoring the second day of handling Rohingya refugees in Bireuen on Friday (20/4/2018). On their first day, they arrived in Kuala. Then they instructed head of social office of Aceh, Alhudri and Aceh Disaster Management Agency, T Ahmad Dadek to quickly go to Bireuen on that day. Until the second day, the Governor and Deputy Governor of Aceh kept monitoring their condition at the field. They asked to serve the refugees well. This was stated by acting head of Aceh Disaster Management Agency Ahmad Dadek, on Sunday (22/4). Ahmad Dadek said the aid from the government of Aceh, social office and Aceh Disaster Management Agency, was handed over to deputy regent of Bireuen, Muzakkar A Gani on the first day of the refugees stranded in Aceh. That was Mosaic of the Archipelago.

20
April

Mosaic of Indonesia

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The city government of Bandung continues to organize the environment to create a much greener, cleaner and more comfortable city. Therefore, planting trees on the riverbanks is being intensively conducted. All rivers passing through Bandung will be planted by trees to prevent from erosion, to controll sediment transport, sedimentation and to prevent from  environmental damage. Head of Landscape Gardening of Housing and Settlement Office of Bandung, Iwan Sugiono said that the tree planting on the riverbanks becomes one of the programs initiated by the Office. The program is called 'Land Rehabilitation Movement'. Through the program, the land in Bandung continues to be rehabilitated. Iwan mentioned that the types of tree that is suitable with the condition of the river are rubber, bamboo, dadap trees, Cangkring and Banyan trees.

To increase tourist arrivals to Tanah Lot, Bali, the government of Tabanan Regency in cooperation with Tanah Lot Tourism Destination held a series of events entitled 'Tanah Lot Art and Culture Weekend'. The events were held for three days on April 20 to 22, 2018. Tabanan Regent, Ni Putu Eka Wiryastuti revealed that after the eruption of Mount Agung, tourist visits to Tanah Lot had decreased to 0.78 percent. Therefore, it takes an innovation that can attract tourists, such as by holding a series of festivals. The operational manager of Tanah Lot Tourism Destination, Toya Adnyana added that the theme of the festival is "Harmonization of Art and Culture in Modern Visualization", which consists of various series of event such as art culture and festival, after sunset illuminated garden (light garden), as well as coffee festival. Art culture and festival is packed with the concept of harmonization of Balinese traditional art and modern visual, interactive multimedia, lighting and audio. While after sunset illuminated garden (light garden), packed with the concept of visual artwork in the form of optical illusion creation.

Gender equality activists in the utilization of natural resources incorporated in Women’s Solidarity of Palembang, South Sumatera, prepare an exhibition of agricultural products that will be held in Kambang Iwak Palembang, on April 22, 2018. Palembang Women’s Solidarity organizer Ressy Tri Mulyani in Palembang said that the exhibition was conducted to enliven the Earth Day commemorated internationally. In addition to hold an exhibition, the Women’s Solidarity of Palembang along with other environmental activists took action to distribute fruit-seeds and tree protection, at the yard of the People's Struggle Monument of Palembang. According to Ressy, the activity is aimed to show the role of women in managing forests and land well. As an agrarian country, agriculture is the main source of livelihood for most Indonesians and nearly 60 percent of those managing agriculture are women. Ressy Tri Mulyani moreover added that women have an excellent role and knowledge in every stage of land management. However, it can not be used as a reference and consideration in various governance and decision-making processes related to issues including women's rights to land. Through the momentum of the Earth Day Commemoration this year, it is hoped the women get Greater attention, and involved maximally in managing process of natural resources and making decision on forest and land.

20
April

HALO SULTRA 2018

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Southeast Sulawesi –Sultra was originally the name of one of the regencies of South Sulawesi and the capital regency of Southeast Sulawesi province was Baubau. Then, Southeast Sulawesi has been stipulated as Autonomous Region based on regulation No. 2/1964 with Kendari as the provincial capital. The realization of the formation of Southeast Sulawesi Regional Level I was implemented on 27 April 1964. To enliven the Southeast Sulawesi 54th anniversary, the provincial government of Southeast Sulawesi prepares seven main activities of its anniversary which is packaged in the event "Halo Sultra" in Tugu Religi Alun Alun Kendari on April,23rd-27th, 2018. Halo Sultra was first held in 2008. Then, it was named Southeast Sulawesi Sheen. In 2009, the official name was changed to Halo Sultra. The word "Halo" is taken from Haluoleo, one of the kings who ruled the kingdom of Konawe in the 17th century, while "Sultra" is an abbreviation of Southeast Sulawesi Province. The event of ‘Halo Sultra 2018’ has been set as 100 events of Wonderful Indonesia by Ministry of Tourism -Kemenpar more recently. So, Halo Sultra becomes Indonesia's main tourism activity involving countries in the world. Ministry of Tourism promotes Halo Sultra to 117 countries in the world, especially all ASEAN countries, Japan, China, Australia, and Middle East countries and some countries in Europe, America, and Africa.By targeting 100,000 tourists, the provincial government of Southeast Sulawesi presents seven activities. Several event groups are prepared, such as Sultra Tenun Carnival, Cultural Art Degree, and Culinary Festival. There are also Tourism Putra Putri Tournament, Development Fairs, Business Forums, and International Photography Competition. The differences between Halo Sultra 2018  and the previous one last year are that there are two events to be held by the technical coordinator of national business forums in the field of tourism and international photo contest. Related to International Photography Competition, there are currently at least 12 countries to have ensured their participation.

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