The Jakarta Post
The preparation for the implementation of IMF-World Bank Annual Meeting in Bali from Oct. 8 to 14 has reached 96 percent, according to executive chairman of the IMF-World Bank Meeting 2018 organizing committee Susiwijono Moegiarso.
“The remaining 4 percent is related to the conversion of hotel rooms into offices. This has also been completed, but we daren't say we are 100 percent ready because we need to check all the equipment,” he said in Jakarta on Monday as reported by tribunnews.com.
Susiwijono said there were 597 hotel rooms that would be converted into offices. He further explained that 148 offices would be hired by representatives of the government.
The other rooms would be used for other delegations such as those from the IMF, the World Bank, private companies, non-governmental organizations, social organizations and other international institutions.
He expressed the hope that the event would be able to trigger more economic activity on the resort island and promote the tourism industry.
Because of earthquakes in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara and Palu and its neighboring areas, the structures of hotels and other venues for the event have been reassessed, Susiwijono said, adding that the result of the assessment showed that hotels in Bali were in good condition. (bbn)