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Jakarta Post

Govt promoting, improving sports tourism infrastructure

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, August 4 2012   /  01:53 pm

The government is set to promote sports tourism in Indonesia, tapping into the potential of the country’s oceans, thereby expecting to draw more international tourists.

Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Mari Elka Pangestu recently told The Jakarta Post the government was developing the infrastructure for sports tourism, such as yachting.

“Sports are clearly a sector that has huge potential to boost our economy and we have just set up a task force consisting of several ministries and stakeholders to better manage and develop this sector,” Mari said.

She said the task force consists of the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry, the Transportation Ministry, state-owned port operator Pelindo, state-run shipping company PT Pelni, oil and gas company PT Pertamina, the Law and Justice Ministry’s Immigration Office, and Finance Ministry’s Custom and Excise Dire...