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Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy Urged the Social Investment Community to Develop the Tourism and Creative Economy Sector in Indonesia
JAKARTA, Indonesia, June 19, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

Deputy Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy/Deputy Head of Tourism and 
Creative Economy Agency, Angela Tanoesoedibjo at the "ASIAN Venture 
Philanthropy Network (AVPN) Conference 2020" on Friday, 12 June 2020 stated 
that the COVID-19 pandemic provided a challenge for all sectors to adapt in 
order to survive, including the tourism and creative economy sector, which are 
mainly Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

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Innovation in finance and entrepreneurship, such as crowdfunding, philanthropic 
investment, public private partnership, and socialpreneur could be an effective 
solution to address the challenges faced in the "new normal".

"Government cannot operate by itself. Support is needed from every stakeholder, 
including the social investment community, to encourage the development of the 
tourism sector, the local creative economy, and to further develop the business 
capacity of MSMEs as well as assist the affected sectors in rebuilding a 
conducive business ecosystem," stated Angela Tanoesoedibjo.

In entering the "new normal" period, digitalization has become an important 
supporting aspect for businesses, particularly for MSMEs, in order to survive 
this period. Adapting during this period is not an easy task, support as well 
as collaboration from several parties including the government is significantly 
needed.

She stated that Indonesia is conducive for investment because it has 
significant potential in tourism and creative economy, including culture 
diversity and natural resources. These could be a significant added value for 
the creative economy sector, which is hoped to grow into one of the major 
creative economy in the world.

The development of tourism and creative economy in Indonesia are also 
supporting to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Implementations 
would be inclusive for local communities, themed under the spirit of gender 
equality and cultural-natural responsibility. 

Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy/Head of Tourism and Creative Economy 
Agency Wishnutama Kusubandio, in his opening remarks through a pre-recorded 
video, stated that significant challenges in addressing COVID-19 is not only 
faced by Indonesia but also every country in the world.

"It is important for us to work together to address the challenges and seize 
the opportunities," stated Wishnutama. Both the Minister and the Deputy 
Minister welcomed the plan to convene the AVPN Conference 2021 in June 2021 in 
Bali.

SOURCE: Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy

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