Minister Uno to ease aid distribution for tourism enterprises

Minister Uno to ease aid distribution for tourism enterprises

Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno. (ANTARA/Lia Wanadriani Santosa/FR)

This application is designed to support data collection and aid distribution from the government
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno is working to streamline the aid distribution process, specifically its data collection and mechanism aspects, for tourism and creative economy entrepreneurs.

To this end, one of the steps taken by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy is preparing the data collection application.

"This application is designed to support data collection and aid distribution from the government," Uno noted in his written statement on Tuesday.

The minister remarked that beyond supporting data collection of potential aid recipients, the data collection application is also designed, so that the productive aid for micro enterprises (BPUM), social aid, and productive aid for tourism enterprises are accurate and accountable.

The government has prepared aid for the National Economic Recovery (PEN) Program, with a budget ceiling of Rp2.4 trillion, to be distributed for the tourism and creative economy sectors within several programs.

The aid is aimed for disbursal to enterprises in the tourism and creative economy sectors to prevent work termination.

The aid is also directed at super priority tourism destinations and not just Java and Bali.

The aid will additionally be distributed to regions where the hotel and restaurant tax is minimum 15 percent from the total of the Regional Original Revenues (PAD) 2020 as well as regions that are part of Kharisma Event Nusantara.

"This is something that we push as the ministry's way to help citizens amid the PPKM (Public Activity Restrictions) Level 4. These programs are also something that we apply for the tourism and creative economy sectors," he explained.

Uno noted that the government will unceasingly promote Indonesia's tourism and creative economy sectors during PPKM level 4 through digital platforms, so that Indonesia will remain the primary choice for domestic and international tourists in the post-pandemic future.

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