Jakarta Fair 2011 to attact four million visitors

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Jakarta Fair 2011 which will be held on June 9 through July 10, 2011 is expected to attract four million visitors or up compared to three million visitors in 2010, said the Jakarta Fair organizer.

"This year`s Jakarta Fair (PRJ), the 44th of its kind, will be conducted in a bid to celebrate the 484th anniversary of the capital city of Jakarta," Managing Director of PT Jakarta International Expo (JIEXPO) Budi Santoso told the press here on Tuesday.

Apart from that, the Jakarta Fair organizing committee will also raise the transaction target from last year`s three trillion rupiah to three and half trillion rupiah, he said.

According to him, at least 2,600 companies with 1,300 stalls will fill the 44 hectare business areas of the PRJ.

"As many as ten hectares of land will be used for the stalls. The rest of the land will be used for various facilities like parking areas," Budi said.

In addition, more than 100 musical bands will perform on a number of stages, Budi said, explaining that fireworks, Youth Night, Miss Jakarta Fair election, arts performing at the Cultural Park and the carnival will also enliven the PRJ.

The Jakarta Fair`s opening hours are from 03.30 p.m. through 10.00 p.m. local time every day, except on Saturdays and Sundays namely from 10.00 a.m. through 11.00 p.m., he said.

The organizing committee has also provided parking lots for 10,000 cars and 15,000 motorbikes as well as free-of-charge shuttle buses plying the National Monument parking lot of IRTI-PRJ route, Budi added.