President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) requested the construction of 10 priority tourist destinations or 10 new Bali soon to be completed. This was delivered in a limited meeting (ratas) discussing 10 new Bali at the Presidential Palace of Bogor, Thursday (16/11).
"10 New Bali must be completed fast, Ministry of Public Works, Ministry of BPN, KLHK, Bekraf, Minister of SMEs should all be ready integrated in a development program that we decide," he said on Thursday (16/11).
One example of other attractions that need to be prioritized is the Mandalika Special Economic Zone located in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. Jokowi see, Mandalika region needs greening because the environment is 'bald'.
"Kayak Mandalika left right shaven all the environment, it immediately planted," said Jokowi.
Not only that, Lake Toba also needs to be developed so as to attract more tourists. For example the beautiful and unique houses in the region became the brand of Lake Toba. In addition, the design of restaurants in Lake Toba also needs to be upgraded.
However, Jokowi reminded that custom buildings in every tourist attraction is not removed or changed.
"Do not let the customary buildings be removed be replaced with the architecture to the Spanish or Mediterranean, for example.Up custom buildings must really we pay attention," he said.
The former mayor of Solo is also seeing, there is an opportunity to build a souvenir market, as can be done in the area of ??Mandalika.
"Kayak Mandalika has asked for 2 hectares for souvenirs that can wake up the Ministry of Commerce, can PU with good local architectural design," he said.
"Then the stops, buses and others or small restaurants of the community.We are prepared, do not let us let the people individually make so that happens is where street vendors are scattered," he continued.
A number of related ministries and the Creative Economy Agency are asked to contribute in developing the destination in the country. This is to respond to global changes in the tourism sector. Moreover, he added, now there is a shift, where people no longer spend time to shop but traveling."Now there is a shift of people not shopping, not shopping brand but so happy to travel, happy to try restaurants, happy to try new coffee, happy to try a typical food, this we must utilize," he said.
Tenth Bali New, among them; Lake Toba (North Sumatra), Belitung (Babel), Tanjung Lesung (Banten), Thousand Islands (DKI Jakarta), Borobudur Temple, Bromo Tengger Semeru Area, Lombok Mandalika (NTB), Komodo Island (NTT) Wakatobi National Park (Southeast Sulawesi), and Morotai (North Maluku). [rzk]