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Tourism ministry holds INACEB socialization for MICE tourism

VOI NEWS 10092017 11:00 Local Time GMT +7

Indonesian Tourism ministry recently conducted the Indonesia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (INACEB) Socialization on September 10 at Grand Mirama Hotel Surabaya. INACEB is the strategic partner for promoting MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) tourism with members of the organization was inaugurated in 2016. The ministry's archipelago tourism marketing development deputy, Esthy Reko Astuti, said that this is the first INACEB socialization agenda, the aim is to bring closer the organization with the MICE cities that have been set by tourism ministry so later there would be a strong partnership formed for developing the MICE industry in Indonesia. She added that this is a great activity to form a partnership and for networking, later there will be a plan for INACEB collaboration to promote cities that have convention halls, tourist objects and complete facilities. Themed “Making Indonesia the World’s MICE Destination through Integrated Cooperation between Tourism Ministry and INACEB,” the event was attended by 100 people. The presence of INACEB will integrate all forces of MICE industry in order to compete in the international market//  Voi.JP

Tourist Arrival to Banyuwangi Skyrocket, Tourism Minister Says

Tourism Minister Arief Yahya said that the number of domestic tourists visiting Banyuwangi soared from 500,000 in 2010 to around 4 million in 2016. In addition, the number of international tourists also increased from 7,000 to 75,000 tourists. Arief said while attending the first flight of Garuda airline with the destination Jakarta-Banyuwangi  that the growth of tourists visiting Banyuwangi has increased significantly. In addition to ease of access, choices of destinations and better-supporting facilities, there are 72 festivals held annually. Banyuwangi Regent Abdullah Azwar Anas expressed his gratitude for the support to develop the region. He added that this is the embodiment of teamwork from the central government, local administration, and state-owned companies to enhance connectivity. He reminisced his past while he was serving as a member of the House of Representatives in 2008. He once had a dream that Banyuwangi situated at the very end of East Java could be easily accessed//   Voi.tempo

Silangit International Airport to be Officiated in October

Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Panjaitan said that Silangit Airport in North Sumatra will be officially an international airport in October. Luhut said during his visit to Silangit Airport using his private jet from Singapore that in October, President Joko Widodo will officiate Silangit Airport as an international airport. The airport was built as a part of government’s effort to boost tourism sector of Lake Toba. Luhut added that most of the tourists visiting Lake Toba are from China, Australia, and Singapore. With rising number of international tourists, Luhut urges the regional government to prepare everything to boost the economy of the local people, for example by means of handicraft products. In that occasion, Luhut calls upon everyone to make a better future for people residing around Lake Toba. Luhut who plan to re-visit the Silangit Airport that he has to show everyone that Bataknese can really deliver what has been promised//   Voi.tempo

LIPI, Kopassus team up for biodiversity exploration

Scientists from the Indonesian Institute of Sciences’ (LIPI) Biology Research Center and the Army’s Special Forces (Kopassus) have joined hands to explore the biodiversity of forests across Indonesia during this year’s Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia (NKRI) expedition. The 2017 NKRI Papua South Corridor Exhibition aims to discover new species of flora and fauna. LIPI deputy chairperson for Biodiversity Sciences, Enny Sudarmonowati, said many islands Indonesian islands were rich with biodiversity that has yet to be documented. She added that the involvement of Kopassus in the mission had reassured participating scientists of their safety and allowed them to enter areas that were difficult to reach. Enny said on Thursday during a public expose of the results of LIPI’s biology research projects that LIPI has conducted joint exploration activities with Kopassus personnel in forests in Maluku, Papua, Sulawesi, Sumatra and Sumba [East Nusa Tenggara]. The event is part of the Bioresources Science Week Fair held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of LIPI’s Biology Research Center. LIPI has found many rare and unique plants that can potentially be used as herbal medicine or ornamental plants. One of the rare plants is an orchid species in Maluku, which is currently being identified by orchid scientists at the Bogor Botanical Gardens// Voi.JP

48 Villages in Cilacap Likely to be Hit by Drought

Acting head Tri Komara said as many as 48 villages in 14 districts in Cilacap Regency, Central Java, are predicted to be affected by drought and lack of water, Cilacap Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPPD). He said in Cilacap on Saturday, September 9 that based on BPPD prediction, 48 villages across 14 districts in Cilacap are prone to drought and clean water crisis. He stated that the prediction is based on the results of mapping the areas affected by drought and clean water crisis during the long drought of 2015. Meanwhile in 2017, he continued, based on the latest data until September 7, 20 villages in eight districts have been affected by drought and clean water crisis. He said that until September 7, BPPD has distributed clean water for the residents of the 20 villages as many as 85 water tanks. He estimated the number of villages affected by drought and clean water crisis will continue to increase since based on the forecast from Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency, dry season will continue until October//   Voi.tempo

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