During the Work Meeting of the Ministry of Transportation in Jakarta on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, Deputy Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Angela Tanoesoedibjo said that the commitment and synergy between ministries and other government agencies are needed to develop tourism.
"We continue to synergize and coordinate. The synergy that we run between ministries is beneficial for future tourism development. The role of the Ministry of Transportation is very important to integrate every destination in Indonesia, especially in 5 super-priority tourism destinations," she said in a press release issued on Friday, December 6, 2019.
According to her, the acceleration of tourism development is not only the responsibility of one ministry but also the responsibility of all in accordance with the Vision of President Joko Widodo and Vice President Ma'ruf Amin. Through transportation infrastructure, the wheels of the economy will continue to move and contribute to economic growth and equitable development.
"President Jokowi also said that infrastructure development must be linked to tourist attractions so that the tourist area will trigger economic growth," she said.
In the meantime, Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi said the development of the transportation sector will focus on efforts to support tourism. He added that it is also aimed to smooth logistics flow, access to the frontier, outermost, deepest, and border area as well as the New State Capital.