The important aspect is a sense of security, a sense of comfort. That is what is necessary
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Vice President Ma'ruf Amin has encouraged efforts to develop tourism in Palu, Central Sulawesi, in areas, such as Taipa Beach, to boost economic activities of the local community.

The vice president advised the management of tourist attractions in Palu to prioritize proffering a sense of security and comfort to visitors, according to a statement received in Jakarta, Friday.

"The important aspect is a sense of security, a sense of comfort. That is what is necessary," Amin stated while strolling around Taipa Beach, North Palu, Central Sulawesi, Friday.

On the sidelines of a working visit to Palu, Vice President Amin, in the company of Wury Estu Handayani and Palu Mayor Hadianto Rasyid, took time out to exercise.

Wearing a white t-shirt, black shoes, and a black hat, the vice president began sports activities at 6:15 local time.

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Amin started his exercises by warming up for around three minutes, led by his aide, Colonel Fierman Sjafrial August.

The vice president thereafter walked 2 km for 30 minutes around Taipa Beach after which he sat on the edge of the beach to enjoy the ambience.

According to the vice president, Taipa Beach has a charm of its own that draws tourists to visit Palu.

The beach area is also replete with facilities, such as cottages, gazebos, and a complete artificial lake.

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However, since it is in the red zone, the vice president assessed that the community is still wary of visiting this beach.

Taipa Beach was one of the areas affected by earthquake, liquefaction, and tsunami in 2018.

Amin also expressed optimism that an early warning system would be implemented at this location, so that the public is made aware of the likelihood of an earthquake and tsunami disaster.

Taipa Beach is a tourist spot in Lembo Sub District, North Konawe District, Central Sulawesi. The word Taipa comes from the Tolaki language, a native of Central Sulawesi, which means mango.

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