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Cuban Ambassador Invites Indonesian Businessmen to Invest in Tourism

VOI NEWS 09.00 LOCAL TIME, GMT+7, 17-05-2017

The Embassy of the Republic of Cuba for Indonesia held an event titled: Present and Future, Various Opportunities in commemoration of the 57th anniversary of the Cuban-Indonesian bilateral relationship in Jakarta on Tuesday (16/5). The Ambassador of Cuba Nirsia Castro Guevara presented on the occasion the latest cultural, economic and tourism development in Cuba. She expressed hope that bilateral relations between Cuba and Indonesia continue to develop, especially in tourism sector through investment and the visit of Indonesian businessmen to Cuba.

“My expectation is to see the relation especially in economic area to be developed. I want Indonesians to go to visit Cuba as tourists. I have said that investment in the tourism sector is important to keep more Indonesian people visiting Cuba. You see how many project? 114 projects in tourism sector. So it would be good to tell this Indonesian businessmen to go to Cuba as tourists and Investors,” said Nirsia Castro Guevara.

Ambassador Guevara said further, that according to foreign investment portfolio in Cuba, there is an increase in the number of projects from 326 projects in 2015 to 395 by the end of 2016. And 114 of them are in the tourism sector. More than three million foreign tourists visited Cuba in 2015, more than four million by 2016 and Cuba expects to have four and a half million tourists this year. (Rifai/trans: r)


Indonesian Army pledges to build one million toilets

The Indonesian Army of TNI AD has pledged to build a million toilets for families from different villages across the archipelago. The purpose is to assist them in leading a sanitary lifestyle. General Mulyono, Army Chief of Staff, said on Tuesday (16/5) that around 24 million families in Indonesia do not have good sanitation facilities owing to poverty, poor knowledge about the importance of health, and inaccessibility. Considering this factual reality, the TNI is committed to building a million toilets by collaborating with the Ministry of Health, through its community service program called Tentara Manunggal Membangun Desa or TNIs Integrated Village Development Program. Speaking at the technical meeting of the 99th program, Mulyono noted the toilet-building program was also relevant to the government’s target of eliminating open defecation in the country by 2019. He mentioned that in connection with this commitment, the TNI will train 65 village supervisory non-commissioned officers (Babinsa) in the third week of May as community health educators. (antara)

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