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Jakarta to develop sharia-based hotels

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, November 2, 2017   /   02:02 pm
Jakarta to develop sharia-based hotels Then-Jakarta deputy governor candidate Sandiaga Uno (second left) is seen during a discussion themed “Jakarta as the Center of Sharia Finance” in Jakarta on Jan. 25. (kompas.com/Alsadad Rudi)

Jakarta Deputy Governor Sandiaga Uno promised on Thursday that the city would develop sharia-based hotels to absorb workers who lost their jobs after the closure of the Alexis Hotel in North Jakarta. The city claimed the hotel was a hotbed for prostitution.

Sandiaga said the city would cooperate with the Sharia Economic Society (MES) to train the workers and place them at hotels that would be developed to provide sharia-based services. He did not elaborate.

He added that sharia-based hotels were mushrooming in various capitals around the globe, namely in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul and Tokyo.

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“We want to make sure that Jakarta is not left behind,” he told journalists at City Hall.

Sandiaga also announced that he would involve the Alexis Hotel’s workers in his entrepreneurship training program known as the One District One Center of Entrepreneurship (OK OCE).

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