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The Readiness of ASEANTA to Support ASEAN Community Development in Tourism Sector

VOI NEWS 09.08.2017, 13.00 LOCAL TIME, GMT+7

As one of the non-profit organizations in Southeast Asia focusing in tourism field, the ASEAN Tourism Association (ASEANTA) will continue to support the development of Community-based ASEAN Community especially in improving people-to-people relations in tourism sector. This was conveyed by ASEANTA President Sam Cheah in his speech at the 30th ASEANTA Awards for Excellence and Post Tour 2017 event in Jakarta on Tuesday (7/8). 

"ASEANTA is the non profit organization presented by national tourism association such as the travel and tourist, transportation, restaurant, airlines, and NGOs of ASEAN nations. ASEANTA is the society organization created by ASEAN Secretariat to help promote the development of people oriented ASEAN Community in the tourism," Sam said. 

Sam Cheah added that he expects the improvement of people-to-people relationship in ASEAN Community can be improved continuously. Because with the increasing of people to people relationship will create a cooperation that will be developed into ASEAN single destination or ASEAN as an integrated tourism destinations// Rezha/Edt.N


President Reminds Public Order Officers on Service Quality

---- Indonesian President  Joko Widodo reminded the graduated of the Institute of Public Administration (IPDN)2017 on high public expectation of the quality of public services. This was conveyed in the inauguration ceremony of the Graduated of the Institute of Public Administration (IPDN) 2017 at IPDN Campus in Jatinangor on Tuesday. 2,014 students were graduated in the ceremony. The president said the public will not hesitate to criticize unsatisfactory public services. However, according to him, the graduated must make such criticism as input to implement bureaucratic reform.

"Make public criticism as a source for improvement, as material for implementing bureaucratic reform to fulfill the duty. It has become the duty of the government to serve the community," the president said. 

President Joko Widodo further said, technological advances due to the progress of the times have also affected various sectors of life. President Joko Widodo reminded the young Public Order Officers is able to adaptin various progress as well as to be a driver for change. He said the technological progress should be able to shorten the public service system to improve bureaucracy reform in the country// (ndy/trans: r)


Vice President Jusuf Kalla Encourages Strengthening Trade of ASEAN Countries

Entering 50 years of ASEAN, Indonesia is encouraging other ASEAN member countries to strengthen cooperation in trade and avoid conflict that would harm ASEAN member countries. It was said by Vice President Jusuf Kalla at the Vice President's office in Jakarta on Tuesday (8/8).

"Indonesia is a big country, but in ASEAN the small and big countries have the same rights. We are trying to influence them for the sake of the region. Related to the South China Sea issue, we should not hesitate as well. Surely China will not bring it to conflict because conflict would harm the China’s trade itself, because 60 percent of China’s trade passes over the South China Sea," he said.

In the 50th anniversary of ASEAN, Vice President Jusuf Kalla expressed his hope that the 10 member countries would strengthen cooperation in various sectors, especially economic cooperation amid the weakening of global economy// (rizki/trs: r)


President Duterte Calls for ASEAN Unity in Fight Against Corruption

At the age of 50, ASEAN countries must unite to fight against corruption and transnational crimes. It was said by President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte in his opening remarks at the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN on Tuesday, August 8 in Manila.

"We want our region that is secure, where our people can live without fear from the lawless elements and the debilitating effects of corruption and transnational crimes. We want a region that is stable, where democratic institutions work," he said

In front of the Foreign Ministers of 10 ASEAN member countries and ASEAN partner countries President Duterte further said that the ASEAN governments must work together with the private sector to help solve poverty within the region. On the occasion, Duterte awarded plaques of recognition to the descendants and representatives of the founding fathers. The celebration also recognized the "heroes of ASEAN," or those who had valuable contributions in the fields of biodiversity conservation and protection, youth entrepreneurship, as well as research and development in science and technology// (VOI/retno/edt.)

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