RRI World Service Voice of Indonesia with Mosaic of Indonesia. We will present news about foreign tourists in Bali reached 5.38 million people and to intensify supervision, Indonesia places Vehicle Scanner Machine at the Cross Border Post of Entikong. Mosaic of Indonesia is ended with the news on increasing awareness of the residents to save endangered species in Kotawaringin Timur, Central Kalimantan.
From January until November 2017 foreign tourists in Bali amounted to 5.38 million people. The number increased 19.99 percent compared to the same period of last year. Head of Central Bureau of Statistics of Bali province, Adi Nugroho, said in Denpasar, on Wednesday that 5.43 million tourists came through Ngurah Rai airport by planes which directly fly from their countries. Only 32,335 persons came through seaport by cruise ships. Adi Nugroho also said Bali during 2017 targeted 5.5 million foreign tourists. Therefore, the amount of tourists in 11 months of 2017 has approached the target. Only in November 2017 the visit of foreign tourists declined 12.64 percent compared to the same month of the year before. Adi Nugroho explained that eight from top ten countries supplying foreign tourists to Bali, have experienced significant increase of tourist amount, namely China, India, Japan, United Kingdom, the United States, France, Germany and South Korea.
Indonesia keeps intensifying supervision to the traffic of people, goods and vehicles at Cross Border Post of Entikong in Sanggau regency, West Kalimantan. The supervision is intensified by placing Vehicle Scanner Machine at the post of Entikong to prevent the entering of illicit goods such as drugs and explosives. Head of cross border Post Management of Entikong, Viktorius Dunand, said on Tuesday that the X-ray is devoted to cargo vehicles, freight vehicles that conduct general imports through the post. According to Viktorius Dunand, the scanner facilitates customs officers to supervise and inspect imported goods from Malaysia. Viktorius Dunand added that the scanner is procurement from the Ministry of Public Works and People's Housing. The tools worth tens of billions of rupiah will be handed over to the Agency of National Border Management (BNPP) to be used by Customs Officers in Entikong in conducting inspection of vehicles transporting imported goods.
We end Mosaic of Indonesia for today with the news on Natural Resources Conservation Center of Central Kalimantan province appreciates the increase of people’s awareness of Kotawaringin Timur regency to safe endangered and protected species. Commandant of Natural Resources Conservation Center checkpoint in Sampit, Muriansyah said on Tuesday, that the increase of people’s awareness is showed from a lot of residents who hand over endangered protected species to the Center. It is very helpful in effort the Center to save endangered species. Muriansyah also said that during 2017, Natural Resources Conservation Center of Sampit saved 29 endangered species in two areas, namely Kotawaringin Timur regency and Seruyan. The species are among others orangutan, honey bear, rangkong or tingang bird, owa-owa, kukang and crocodile. Muriansyah calls on people not to keep, sell or kill endangered and protected species. He warns people also not to keep orangutan because the species with Latin name pongo pygmaeus can transmit the human diseases such as tuberculosis, hepatitis A, B and C, herpes, typhoid, malaria, diarrhea, and influenza.