Local newswires, including Tempo and Antara News, are reporting that Sandiaga Uno, the Tourism and Creative Economy Minister announced the aim to create 4.4-million new jobs by 2024 that will help take-in new workers and accelerate the recovery of Indonesia’s economy. Out of this initial goal, tourism Sandiaga hopes that more than 1-million jobs will be created before the end of this year (2022.)
In order to achieve this, Sandiaga explained that the ministry has held various national and international scale activities, including implementing a number of programs that were expected to create new jobs in the tourism and creative economy sectors.
“Through the Anugerah Desa Wisata Indonesia program, we are trying to foster the spirit of creating new tourism potentials with adaptation innovations and collaboration with all stakeholders. We are optimistic that in 2022 we can create 1.1-million (new) jobs to meet the 2024 target of creating 4.4-million new jobs,” said Sandiaga, according to Antara News.
Sandiaga also said there are five “super priority” destinations in order to create new jobs that are spread across the country and include Lake Toba in North Sumatra, Borobudur Temple in Central Java, Mandalika in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), Labuan Bajo in NTT, and Likupang in North Sulawesi. The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy is committed to implementing equitable tourism development to remote areas of the country, along with recovery in Bali,” he said.
Sources: Antara News, Tempo