MINISTRY of Tourism and Creative Economy, in coordination with the Ministry of Communication and Informatics, discusses the development of telecommunications and information technology (ICT) infrastructure in Indonesia, especially in 5 super priority destinations (DSPs).

According to the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno when visiting the Office of the Ministry of Communication and Informatics, in Central Jakarta, Monday (18/1) explained that apart from infrastructure such as roads, electricity and water, currently telecommunications infrastructure or networks, especially telecommunications signals for tourists who are visiting.

“This effort is in accordance with President Jokowi’s direction to prepare a total of super priority destinations. Today we see that telecommunications and informatics are no longer additional infrastructure, but the main infrastructure. Because once we land in 5 super priority destinations, we will turn on our smartphones or cellphones and we will be very dependent on signal coverage,” Sandiaga said.

Sandiaga also shared his experience when visiting directly one of the super priority destinations in Labuan Bajo, namely Pasir Panjang on Rinca Island. At that destination the signal is not completely good. In addition, in the Wonosobo area there are creative villages that export instant tiwul to the Middle East but unfortunately, telecommunications facilities in that region are still lacking.

Therefore, the collaboration with the Ministry of Communication and Information is very much needed to support ICT infrastructure, especially in tourist villages and to encourage the creative economy, especially MSMEs throughout Indonesia.

“I am sure that the coordination and collaboration that we build will provide good benefits, especially the tourism sector and the creative economy, which currently supports around 34 million Indonesians,” Sandiaga noted.

On the same occasion, the Minister of Communication and Informatics, Johnny G. Plate, said that our ministry will certainly help prepare adequate 4G signal coverage, both speed and signal quality in 5 super priority destinations.

To support the availability of these signals, the Minister of Communication and Informatics explained that his party would continue and continue programs in the telecommunications and informatics sector starting from the development of ICT infrastructure in all regions of Indonesia, as well as inviting cellular operators to simultaneously complete ICT infrastructure development.

“So that in 2022 the telecommunications network or the availability of signals in all government administrative areas, residential areas, and in 5 super priority destinations can be implemented, both 2G, 3G, and even 4G. For that, let’s jointly support each other, strengthen collaborative work and coordination to achieve maximum results,” he concluded. []