The Miss World contest will benefit Bali, as the host region,
and Indonesia, an economist says.
“The contest will provide multiplying economic
impacts, such as increasing Bali residents’ income, as long as it provides
numerous activities that utilize local talent and products,” Udayana University
economist I Gusti Wayan Murjana said as quoted by Antara on Tuesday.
Murjana added that the contest would also help
promote tourism in Bali and in Indonesia.
The contest is set to take place from Sept. 4 to Sept. 15 and has been met with opposition from
Islamic hard liners in Jakarta.(apt)