Baca berita tanpa iklan. Gabung
October 2, 2020, 01.05 AM

JAKARTA, – President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo has expressed optimism that Indonesia's tourism sector would recover after the people receive their Covid-19 vaccine shots.

Jokowi expressed this confidence during a handing over of working capital assistance (BMK) to vendors on the sidelines of his working visit to Labuan Bajo in East Nusa Tenggara Province on October 1.

“Things will get back to normal when the vaccines are available, [people] receive the vaccines then the situation will return to normal. The tourism sector will revive and hotel occupancy rates will start to pick up,” said Jokowi in a video uploaded to the Presidential Secretariat’s official YouTube channel.

Also read: Drop a Pin for World Leaders Upcoming Summit Venue - Indonesias Labuan Bajo

He also called on the vendors in tourist destinations such as in Labuan Bajo not to close down their businesses during this challenging time. If the vendors stop their businesses, it would be even more difficult for them when the economy starts to recover.

Therefore, he went on to add, the government has been distributing BMK to the vendors and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) so they can survive during the pandemic.

“Everything has been difficult everywhere. Big countries, developing countries, small countries have all been terribly affected by the same problem. But we must not complain, we must not give up. We have to keep the spirit alive,” said Jokowi.

Also read: Priority Recipients of Covid-19 Vaccine Will Be Medical Workers, Working-Age Indonesians

“Your stalls will start to attract customers as many as before the pandemic or even more,” the President said.

It was previously reported that the government provides working capital assistance of 2.4 million rupiahs ($162) to about 12 million MSMEs to lessen their financial burden during the Covid-19 pandemic.

(Writer: Rakhmat Nur Hakim | Editor: Krisiandi)


Dapatkan update berita pilihan dan breaking news setiap hari dari Mari bergabung di Grup Telegram " News Update", caranya klik link, kemudian join. Anda harus install aplikasi Telegram terlebih dulu di ponsel.

Comment wisely and responsibly. Comments are entirely the responsibility of the commentator as regulated in the ITE Law
Thank You! We have received your report. We will remove comments that conflict with the Community Guidelines and the ITE Law.

More Headlines

April 14, 2023, 12.38 PM

Indonesia Detects New Covid Arcturus Variant

Baca berita tanpa iklan. Gabung
Baca berita tanpa iklan. Gabung


Baca berita tanpa iklan. Gabung
Baca berita tanpa iklan. Gabung
Close Ads