COMMISSION X of the House of Representatives (DPR) of the Republic of Indonesia approved changes to the budget of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy for the 2020 budget year while at the same time appreciating the performance of the Ministry of Tourism in particular in implementing mitigation measures for the impact of COVID-19 in the tourism sector and the creative economy.
“The House of Representatives Commission X approved the budget cuts of the Republic of Indonesia Tourism Ministry in the 2020 Budget Year in the amount of IDR2.045 trillion,” said Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives Commission X, Agustina Wilujeng as chair of the meeting in a working meeting between the House of Representatives Commission X and the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy at the DPR/RI Building Friday, (3/7).
Agustina Wilujeng added with this budget cut, the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy 2020 budget ceiling which initially amounted to IDR5,366,861,663,000 was reduced to IDR3,265,457,304,000. Tourism Ministry in the future are expected to remain the backbone of the rise of the Indonesian economy in the years to come.
Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Wishnutama Kusubandio welcomed the approval and support of the House of Representatives Commission X as a partner of the Ministry of Tourism.
Wishnutama expressed its commitment to carry out efforts to restore the tourism sector and the creative economy in Indonesia in order to enter a new normal phase. Including restoring public confidence in the tourism sector focusing on Cleanliness, Health, Safety and Environment (CHSE).
“These stages, including promotion, will be carried out by looking at the progress of handling COVID-19 and the readiness of the region, industry players, and the community in implementing health protocols. This is very important because do not let the implementation later even an increase in new cases. Improving the protocol can take a day or two, but restoring the trust of tourists takes a long time,” he said.
Wishnutama pointed out, thank you very much for your input, suggestions, and support. Hopefully our tourism and creative economy will rise and develop much better.
In this meeting, the House of Representatives Commission X also approved the indicative ceiling for spending by the Ministry of Tourism in the 2021 Budget Year of IDR8 trillion. The total budget includes the State Revenue and Expenditure Budget Draft (RAPBN) of IDR4.111 trillion and an additional proposal of IDR3.888 trillion, which includes an education function budget of IDR454.3 billion. [traveltext]