The Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy/Head of the Tourism and Creative Economy Agency (Menparekraf/Kabaparekraf) Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno reported that the preparations for the G20 Summit in Bali will be according to plan. Some things have been prepared such as accommodation and transportation.
During the Weekly Press Briefing at the Sapta Pesona Building, Jakarta, Monday (18/7/2022), Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno ensured that the preparations for the G20 Summit which will take place in November 2022 in Bali are on track. Some time ago he also had a direct review with Menkomarvest Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan regarding the preparations for the G20.
“Preparations are predicted to be completed in October in the third or fourth week. Ngurah Rai Airport’s VVIP terminal has been revitalized and will be used as an aircraft parking lot for the arrival of high-ranking G20 state officials. Security for heads of state and guests from various countries will be coordinated with the TNI and Polri,” said Sandiaga.
Infrastructure and logistics have also been prepared in various places, especially transportation accommodation for delegates. Also related to the preparation of communication networks, roads, electricity networks, to the General Electric Vehicle Charging Station (SPKLU).
“We also reviewed the preparation of Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) and waste management at several Integrated Waste Management Sites Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (TPST 3R). In addition, we collaborated with MSME actors to assist in providing souvenirs for the delegates, “said Sandiaga. .
GWK area preening ahead of the G20 Summit Photo: Kemenparekraf
Sandiaga explained that the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy plays an active role in following up on the President’s directives to set an example through the G20 in tackling climate change and managing the environment sustainably with concrete actions.
The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy also held FGD activities on Food Waste Management in the tourism industry. This is an effort to overcome climate change that comes from Food Loss and Waste with all stakeholders of the tourism industry through innovation, adaptation, and collaboration.
“The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy has also launched a Carbon Footprint, where a Carbon Offset Calculator is needed to calculate how much carbon emissions are generated from tourist travel activities. We will also hold a G-20 side event, namely the Indonesia Wellness Tourism Conference and Festival (IWTCF) which will be held 5-26 August 7, 2022 in Solo, Central Java,” he added.
The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, said Sandiaga, is currently in the stage of drafting the G20 Bali Guidelines for Strengthening Communities and MSME as Tourism Transformation Agents: a People-Centered Recovery, together with international organizational partners, namely UNWTO. Which will then be adopted at the Tourism Ministerial Meeting (TMM) on September 26, 2022.
“Currently we are also working with the OECD in making an issue note on the creative economy as a document that will enrich discussions related to the creative economy as one of the supporters of the tourism sector,” he said.
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