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Annual Meetings participants surpasses govt target

  • Rachmadea Aisyah

    The Jakarta Post

Nusa Dua, Bali   /   Sun, October 7, 2018   /   05:24 pm
Annual Meetings participants surpasses govt target Two members of the preparation committee for the 2018 IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings converse in front of a sign of the upcoming event at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center in Bali. (The Jakarta Post/Zul Trio Anggono)

A day ahead of the International Monetary Fund–World Bank Group (IMF-WB) Annual Meetings, the government has confirmed that the number of participants has surpassed its initial target.

Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Luhut Pandjaitan, who is also the on the meeting’s national organizing committee, said on Sunday that 34,000 participants from 189 countries had registered to attend the event.

It surpassed the government’s initial target of 22,000 participants, he said.  

The number had also gone up from the previous count of 32,000 participants according to an update from Luhut on Oct. 4, four days before the meeting starts.

“We are ready to organize the Annual Meetings. All of the venues are ready and we are satisfied [with the standard],” Luhut said in a written statement during his visit to the meetings’ grounds in Nusa Dua, Bali.

Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati accompanied Luhut on the visit, during which they checked some of the event’s main venues, such as The Westin Hotel, the Bali International Convention Centre, Bali Nusa Dua Hotel and the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Centre.

They also paid a visit to several facilities the government had established to support the event within Nusa Dua, such as the medical facility, press center and the cultural diplomacy venues at Jepun Park and Indonesia Pavilion.