• Coordinating Minister for Maritime Issuing Letter: Confirm Bali Normal and Ngurah Rai Airport Safe

    DENPASAR – The government carefully and closely monitor the development of volcanic activity of Gunung Agung. The result, tourism in Bali declared safe and can be visited by tourists.

    Bali destination is said to be normal, except on a 10 km radius from the center of Mount Agung eruption that still Beware or level IV.

    The affirmation by the letter ends the confusion over the status of Bali. Because only 2 percent around the mountain are still level IV. So the island of Bali is safe.

    This was conveyed by the Secretary of the Coordinating Ministry for the Ministry of Marine Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, Agus Purwoto, in a letter addressed to the Ministry of Tourism on Wednesday (20/12/2017).

    Sesmenkomar Agus, mentioned that the letter, based on a discussion meeting on the status of Mount Agung on December 15 last at the Office of the Coordinating Ministry for the Ministry of Marine Affairs.

    The meeting was complete attended by all stakeholders, related to Mount Agung.

    “For other areas in Bali otherwise normal,” said Agus Purwoto.

    It refers to the volcanic exposure in the coordination meeting of Kemenkomar.

    Then also reinforced by the analysis of BMKG.

    “So it is concluded that Ngurah Rai Airport will be safe,” he said.

    It is also reinforced by the analysis of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG).

    Nevertheless, the Provincial Government of Bali and all security forces are urged to take action and respond quickly if conditions change.

    In the meeting, besides the Coordinating Minister for Marine Affairs, IKatius Jonan, the head of BMKG, the Minister of Transportation, Bali Police, Pangdam IX / Udayana and a number of Bali provincial officials.

    “For tourism in Bali declared safe except on the radius look out Mount Agung,” said Agus.

    Tourism Minister Arief Yahya said the government always pay attention in detail the development of Mount Agung.

    This is to provide a sense of security and comfort for the life of tourism in Bali.

    “In the midst of this security, it is time for the industry and all stakeholders to be able to jointly perform recovery Bali,” said Minister Arief Yahya.

    For foreign tourists, true not on the status of mountains that make worried, but the airport closure that makes them trouble to find escape from the Island of the Gods.

    “Yes, we’ve been close with the Regional Government and Tourism business in Bali for two consecutive days, 18-19 December 2017. As a result, we agreed to take foreign tourists to the nearest international airport. Can Lombok, Banyuwangi or Surabaya, “said Arief Yahya.

    Therefore, Minister Arief invites industries engaged in sector 3A, Amenitas (Accommodation), Attractions and Access to mutual cooperation to make a package together.

    The Hot Deals package name, combines the 3A, using excess capacity, and sold cheaper.

    This program should be carried out immediately, for the recovery of Bali, and promoted heavily, until March 2017.

    In order for Lunar holidays 2018 can be handled optimally.

    Tourism Minister Arief Yahya has made it in the Hot Deals Package and proposed Recovery Bali at the office of the Regional Tourism Promotion Board.

    The meeting was attended by Bali Tourism Hospitality and representatives of tourism associations such as PHRI, GIPI, ASITA, and HPI.

    In the meeting, Menpar again emphasized the urgency of Hot Deals to increase the visit of foreign tourists to Bali.

    Hot Deals emphasis with More for Less strategy (You Get More, You Pay Less) for bundling package with promo price gotonh royong.

    “The more you give, the more you get the basic science of marketing,” said Minister Arief Yahya while providing examples of telecommunications business.

    From the meeting, Minister Arief Yahya issued a decision, among others, Mitigation Plan must be matured, Bali tourism actors agreed to support Hot Deals program and commitment of this program Rp 100 billion for Hot Deals program from Kemenpar.

    “Our current focus is on post-eruption eruption of Gunung Agung, which occurred at the end of November as well as preparation for recovery to restore Bali’s affected tourism,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Arief Yahya.

    The results of this meeting will be input for President Joko Widodo.

    The President will hold a limited meeting discussing the Impact of Mount Agung Spread which is planned to be held on December 22 in Bali. (*)

    Sources: http://bali.tribunnews.com/2017/12/21/menko-maritim-keluarkan-surat-tegaskan-bali-normal-dan-bandara-ngurah-rai-aman
    Translated by Aryaputra PandeBIC

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