THE Ministry of Tourism & Creative Economy is coordinating with the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) to ensure that a number of assistance programs that the Tourism Ministry will provide to tourism and creative economy players affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are right on target.
According to the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, said we were coordinating with the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) to ensure that a number of assistance programs that the Ministry of Tourism & Creative Economy would provide to tourism and creative economy players affected by the COVID-19 pandemic were right on target.
During his visit to the BPK Office, Central Jakarta, Monday (4/1), Sandiaga said that coordination with BPK aims to ensure that aid distributed to tourism and creative economy players can be properly monitored so that the assistance is right on target. So that the distribution and implementation of programs aimed at restoring the tourism sector and the creative economy can run optimally and be well absorbed.
“We want to provide programs that help people survive the pandemic for those who depend on the tourism sector and the creative economy during this pandemic, but they must comply with the standards and good financial management,” Sandiaga said.
During the visit, Sandiaga met with Member III of the BPK, Achsanul Qosasi. Both discussed a number of direct assistance programs to informal workers in the tourism sector and the creative economy, such as grants and others.
“What we will discuss in the future are programs related to assistance provided to actors in the tourism sector and the creative economy, especially informal workers. There are grant funds, there are also programs that have been executed before, such as ready-to-eat side dishes. should be appreciated,” he said.
The Ministry of Tourism has set a target of foreign tourist visits in 2021, namely as many as 7 million tourists. This figure is greater than the target number of foreign tourists in 2020, which is 4 million tourists.
However, Sandiaga continued, entry access for foreign tourists to Indonesia is still limited. Thus, the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy is now focused on moving domestic tourists so that the economy in the tourism sector and the creative economy continues.
“Right now we are focusing on domestic tourists so that they can also appreciate domestic destinations and pump up the regional economy again. We are also currently preparing several programs, and we want in the future not only the quantity, but the quality of tourist visits, both domestic and foreign tourists,” Sandiaga noted.
Sandiaga said the Ministry of Tourism would collaborate, innovate and adapt to revive the tourism sector and creative economy in the country. The three of them are enhanced with the implementation of strict health protocols K4 (Cleanliness, Health, Safety and Environmental Sustainability) or CHSE.
“Certainly innovation, we improve our tourism products, adapt to the CHSE and also I want to encourage this is a strict and disciplined health protocol and collaboration with all parties,” concluded Sandiaga Uno. [traveltext.id]