Jayapura, Jubi – Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Wonderful Indonesia held a festival of music and dance on Tuesday (21/6/2016) at the Indonesian – Papua New Guinea border in Skouw, Muara Tami Sub-district, Jayapura Municipality.
Director of Wonderful Indonesia Ratna Sari said similar events would also be held in other Indonesian borders.
“We held the initial activity at the Indonesian – PNG border in order to visit our friends or relatives from Papua New Guinea,” she said.
“We are planning the Wonderful Indonesia to conduct the event each month to attract the international tourists from Pacific countries,” she added.
According to her, such activities should be invented in any borders for other countries could see that Indonesia is a big country. This event was held because the border is becoming a crucial point.
“In the future, Wonderful Indonesia will also invite both local and national musicians to become one of our attractions to attract people through the traditional performing art and culture in Indonesia,” he said.
Jayapura Mayor Benhur Tomi Mano said this event is part of tourism promotion among the countries in Pacific.
“And it is remarkable if we can do the event each month and on the market day because it would highly affect our economy,” he said.
According to him, through this event the municipal government stated the Indonesian – PNG border area in Muara tami is safe and a potential tourism area.
“There are three points that we develop before restructuring the local infrastructure,” he said. (*/rom)