President Joko Widodo asked his staff to focus on developing the Indonesian tourism sector in five tourist destinations. When opening a Limited Cabinet Meeting on Wednesday, at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, the President mentioned the five tourist destinations namely Lake Toba, Borobudur, Labuan Bajo, Mandalika and Manado.
The President said that the tourism area development activities will be carried out by the government in the 5 destinations. He also targeted the development of 5 tourism areas will be completed by the end of 2020.
"On tourism, we once again concentrate on the 5 locations, the infrastructure and the calendar of events also concentrate there. The improvement of people-based economic products, people-based tourism are also in the locations that I have often mentioned, Lake Toba, Borobudur, Labuan Bajo, Mandalika, Manado. We target by the end of 2020 all the concentrations are completed, the airport is finished, the port is finished, the tourism products, the calendar of events is completed," President Joko Widodo said.
The government has targeted 10 new mainstay tourist destinations, known as 10 New Bali. Of the 10 destinations, 5 of them are targeted to be ready by the end of 2020. (VOI / Ndy / AHM)