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APD | Indonesia starts steps to recover tourism in Sunda Strait tsunami affected areas

Lifestyle2019-01-13

By APD writer Aditya NugrahaJAKARTA, Jan. 13 (APD) – Indonesia applied steps to recover tourism in Sunda Strait tsunami affected areas by allocating funds to finance rehabilitation on tourism accommodations and promotion of tourism events.The tsunami has collapsed hotels and resorts in popular destination of Anyer beach and Pandeglang in Banten province that facing the Anak Krakatau volcano whose eruption incited the tsunami last month.On the other side of the strait, the tsunami also devastated tourism accommodations in southern part of Lampung province in Sumatra, which are facing the volcano.“We have set aside Special Allocation Fund (DAK) for Banten and Lampung province amounted 9 billion rupiah (around US$ 639.200) and 33 billion rupiah (around US$ 2.3 million) to speed up tourism in Banten and Lampung provinces respectively,” Indonesia Tourism Minister Arief Yahya said in a tourism coordination meeting held in a Banten resort by the beach recently.The minister said the emergency response period has concluded on Jan. 9, should immediately be followed by rehabilitation and normalization phases so as to make the destination back to normal operation again.“The rehabilitation would be conducted by revitalizing the human resources, promoting tourism events and recovering the destination,” the minister said in the event.He said his ministry has prepared 20 national-scaled events and 3 international events in the future to speed up recovery  Banten and Lampung tour destinations.The Sunda Strait tsunami that occurred on Dec. 22 has killed 431 lives, injured thousands others, displaced tens of thousands in both provinces.Those killed in the event were mostly the ones spending weekend vacation in most-favored beach areas near the capital city of Jakarta on Christmas holiday.(ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)

By APD writer Aditya Nugraha

JAKARTA, Jan. 13 (APD) – Indonesia applied steps to recover tourism in Sunda Strait tsunami affected areas by allocating funds to finance rehabilitation on tourism accommodations and promotion of tourism events.

The tsunami has collapsed hotels and resorts in popular destination of Anyer beach and Pandeglang in Banten province that facing the Anak Krakatau volcano whose eruption incited the tsunami last month.

On the other side of the strait, the tsunami also devastated tourism accommodations in southern part of Lampung province in Sumatra, which are facing the volcano.

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“We have set aside Special Allocation Fund (DAK) for Banten and Lampung province amounted 9 billion rupiah (around US$ 639.200) and 33 billion rupiah (around US$ 2.3 million) to speed up tourism in Banten and Lampung provinces respectively,” Indonesia Tourism Minister Arief Yahya said in a tourism coordination meeting held in a Banten resort by the beach recently.

The minister said the emergency response period has concluded on Jan. 9, should immediately be followed by rehabilitation and normalization phases so as to make the destination back to normal operation again.

“The rehabilitation would be conducted by revitalizing the human resources, promoting tourism events and recovering the destination,” the minister said in the event.

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He said his ministry has prepared 20 national-scaled events and 3 international events in the future to speed up recovery  Banten and Lampung tour destinations.

The Sunda Strait tsunami that occurred on Dec. 22 has killed 431 lives, injured thousands others, displaced tens of thousands in both provinces.

Those killed in the event were mostly the ones spending weekend vacation in most-favored beach areas near the capital city of Jakarta on Christmas holiday.

(ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)

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