President Jokowi Attends Lovely December Event in Tana Toraja
During his working visit to South Sulawesi province on Sunday (23/12), President Joko Jokowi Widodo attended the 2018 Lovely December event held in Tana Toraja Regency.
The annual event – which is listed in Ministry of Tourisms 100 Wonderful Event Indonesia in 2018 – combines the power of arts and culture of Tana Toraja and display various arts, as well as culinary and tourism attractions.
On that occasion, President Jokowi called on the people to continue maintain unity and harmony of Indonesia as the country is blessed with cultural diversity. In addition, the President also conveyed Christmas greetings to the Christians throughout Indonesia and expressed hope that this years Christmas will bring peace to those who celebrate it.
According to President Jokowi, Tana Toraja is one of regions in Indonesia famous for its rich culture; therefore, the President added, the Government is currently building the Buntu Kunik airport in Tana Toraja Regency to further develop tourism in the region. Tourism becomes an important sector for Tana Torajas economy. Thus, the Government is building an airport in Tana Toraja expected to be finished next year, the President said.
The Buntu Kunik airport, President Jokowi continued, will have a 1,600 meters runway along with other supporting infrastructures. With the runway, the airport is expected to be able to accommodate ATR type aircraft and can facilitate more tourists to come to Tana Toraja. (Presidential Press and Media/ ES)
Translated by: Estu Widyamurti
Edited by: M. Ersan Pamungkas