Bali hotels nearly 100% ready for G20 events: minister

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno has informed that the preparation of hotels for the G20 summit is close to 99.5%.

“As the Vice President and Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment knows, we directly reviewed hotel readiness last Sunday. In addition to hotel readiness, we will also check the use of electric vehicles in the Nusa Dua region,” Uno said. told “The Weekly Brief with Sandi Uno” in Jakarta on Monday.

The government has selected eight hotels in Bali, which have passed the assessment standard, to host G20 Summit delegates.

The eight hotels are Meliá Bali Hotel, Laguna A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa, St. Regis Bali Resort, Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali, Apurva Kempinski Bali, Hilton Bali Resort and the Conrad Bali. , all of which scored above the norm with a score of over 80%.

Furthermore, Uno said that the preparations for the G20 events in Bali aim to achieve the goals of green economy, digital transformation and global health architecture.

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) pointed out that the G20 events must have a direct impact on Indonesians, in particular, they must increase the turnover of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) with their products and services presented as souvenirs or consumed by G20 delegates.

Uno also said the G20 summit will boost the economy and create jobs in the country, in line with his ministry’s target of creating 1.1 million new jobs in 2022, with MSMEs accounting for 90% of new jobs.

“So the G20 is a very strategic dynamic,” he added.

The government will invite several speakers, including Tesla owner Elon Musk and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, who will talk about their country’s economic transformation.

“It’s very extraordinary. Also, I just finished accompanying the President with the President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos, who expressed his appreciation for Indonesia’s presidency at the G20 this year,” he said.

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