Kendari (ANTARA News) - Southeast Sulawesi Governor Nur Alam has called on all related government agencies in the province to help make the upcoming international marine event of Sail Wakatobi-Belitung 2011 a success.

"To make such an international marine event a great success, all related parties should support it," the governor said at a meeting to prepare the event at his office here on Wednesday.

Present at the Sail Wakatobi-Belitong preparatory meeting were all district heads and mayors in the province, leaders of regional government working units (SKPD), and the rank and file of the National Police and Defense Forces (TNI).

Nur Alam said that themed "The Ocean for Future Life," the event with various marine activities would be a precious opportunity to promote the regional potential including Wakatobi as the center of the world coral reefs triangle with underwater paradize.

Therefore the governor called on all district heads and mayors in the province to prepare various facilities and infrastructure for the international marine event.

Meanwhile, Southeast Sulawesi Marine and Fisheries Department spokesman Abdul Salam said that various activities such as Surya Baskara Jaya health operation, exhibitions, maritime shipping traffic, and international seminars would be conducted as part of Sail Wakatobi-Belitong 2011.

In addition, Abdul Salam said the event would also be enlivened undersea mass wedding activity, undersea photo taking competition, and culture and art competition in each district.

He said Sail Wakatobi-Belitung 2011 was a national program and therefore it should run as planned.

Editor: Bambang
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