ASIATODAY.ID, SINGAPORE – Indonesian tourism continues to transform towards quality and sustainable tourism (green tourism).
Apart from opening up investment opportunities, this transformation also opens up more job opportunities for the community.
Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy/Head of the Tourism and Creative Economy Agency, Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno revealed this when he was a speaker at the “Bloomberg New Economy Forum” at Capella Singapore, Thursday (9/11/2023).
“This transition to green tourism will create green jobs. The investments we are making show our commitment, including reducing carbon emissions from a total of 8 percent to 4 percent in 2030,” said Sandiaga.
These investments include the public transportation sector, such as high-speed trains. There are also various programs in the capital city of the archipelago that will convey the idea that Indonesia is an important part of realizing a green economy.
The Indonesian government through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources together with South Korea have worked together to develop an E-Mobility center with various program focuses. These include converting oil-fueled motorbikes into electric motorbikes, accelerating the development of public electric vehicle charging stations and public electric vehicle battery charging stations, as well as electric vehicle service centers in Indonesia.
Sandiaga said that this technological development could stimulate economic development in the tourism sector and creative economy which creates opportunities for job growth, new businesses and innovative services.
“This is not only about modernizing the transportation system, but also about improving the experience for tourists. Business actors can offer unique, quality and sustainable tourism experiences such as the use of electric vehicles in tourist tours or also the use of augmented reality,” said Sandiaga.
This opportunity, said Sandiaga, must be maximized properly. By investing in environmentally friendly and innovative transportation solutions, Indonesia can further promote sustainable tourism, reduce its carbon footprint, and pave the way for a more dynamic creative economy.
Visits from Foreign Tourists
Sandiaga also met at the event with the Deputy Managing Director of Bloomberg Media, David Hearns. During the meeting, collaboration plans were discussed that could be carried out to increase the number of foreign tourists to Indonesia. Especially from several main market countries, namely China and India.
“Bloomberg offers several collaborations which we will optimize so that tourists from China and India can increase,” said Sandiaga.
Apart from that, Sandiaga also met with representatives from Hyundai to encourage efforts to provide future transportation in Indonesian tourist destinations such as Bali and other priority tourism destinations in Indonesia.
“So that we can classify regional destinations as areas with low carbon emissions and we will decarbonize them, electric vehicles will be the majority of vehicles used in super priority destinations,” said Sandiaga. (AT Network)
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