Labuan Bajo to Host G-20, ASEAN Summit in 2023
Date 20 Januari 2020
In a bid to prepare Labuan Bajo as a venue for the G-20 Summit and the ASEAN Summit in 2023, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has ordered his Cabinet to problems related to infrastructure, landscape, waste disposal system, and raw water deficit.
“We hope that by the end of this year, we can address the problems so that Ministry of Tourism can do massive promotions next year,” President Jokowi told reporters at Komodo Resort, Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara Province, Monday (20/1).
According to the President, the Government will also deploy ships to clean up waste in the sea and starting in February, underwater waste will also be cleaned.
“As for waste on land, Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing will prepare incinerators and landfills,” he said, adding that public education on waste disposal is also important.
President Jokowi also stated that the Government’s goal to designate Labuan Bajo as a premium destination is to make it different from other tourism destinations.
“We hope tourists will spend more here,” he added.
Furthermore, the President has also ordered that the existing airport terminal be expanded and repaired and the runway of the airport be expanded at the beginning of this year.
He also said he had ordered Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing to prepare additional 100 milliliters of raw water per second to prevent shortages of clean water.
“The landscapes on the island here will all be filled with Royal Poinciana, Golden Trumpet tree, and Bougainvillea,” President Jokowi said, adding that he has also instructed Minister of the Environment and Forestry to create a nursery to produce 5 million to 7 million tree seedlings. (UN/EN)
Translated by: Galuh Wicaksono
Reviewed by: Muhammad Ersan Pamungkas