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BNPB Head: GPDRR 2022 Will Raise Tourism In Bali After COVID-19

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The holding of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) which will bring together 7,000 delegates from 193 countries in Bali in 2022 is expected to restore the tourism sector on the Dewata Island after the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.


"Another positive value for Indonesia as a host besides soft diplomacy, UN recognition, and will also revive the tourism sector, especially after COVID-19," said Head of the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) Doni Monardo after a virtual limited meeting chaired by President Joko Widodo at Presidential Palace, Bogor, Thursday.


Doni explained that in 2022 it is very likely that the COVID-19 pandemic will end. The international event is expected to assist the government in reviving the tourism sector and other service sectors in Indonesia.


"It is also mentioned earlier by several ministers (in a limited meeting), hopefully, the vaccine plan can run well so that by 2022 everything can be carried out safely," he said.


The biennial forum is planned to be held in May 2022 for five consecutive days. The Nusa Dua region, Bali, will be the main location for the forum which will bring together many of these heads of state.


"All hotels in Nusa Dua have been certified as hotels with standards that are ready to face potential threats," said Doni.


To organize this international forum, the required budget is estimated at 5.9 million US dollars. President Joko Widodo plans to issue a Presidential Regulation regarding the implementation of the 2022 GPDRR.


"The proposed theme has been reported, the proposed budget is 5.89 million US dollars, but it is outside the readiness costs for the UN group or team. Then the President agreed to have a legal law for a presidential regulation related to this event, including the organization," he said.


The GPDRR is usually used by heads of state and the United Nations to review various knowledge, various developments, and the latest trends in disaster management.


GPDRR is held every two years. The last event was held in Geneva, Switzerland. (Antaranews)

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