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Jakarta Post

Sanitation award for airports to improve RI’s image

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, October 15 2011   /  09:22 am

The government says that granting an award is an effective way to promote better toilet facilities in Indonesia’s airports, which in turn would improve the country’s international image.

“Ever since the first time we held the Sapta Pesona Clean Public Toilet Award in 2007, airports across the country have been improving their toilet facilities every year and we have made tourists feel more comfortable,” Ministry of Culture and Tourism director general for tourism development Firmansyah told The Jakarta Post on Friday.

The Sapta Pesona Clean Public Toilet Award is organized by the ministry every two years.

“Sanitation is clearly among the most important concerns for supporting our tourism industry because it is part of the principles of Sapta Pesona,” he said.

The principles of Sapta Pesona, or the seven charms of Indonesian tourism, were developed ...