Ternate, North Maluku (ANTARA News) - The Halmahera Barat district government has allocated Rp2.1 billion to promote tourism during the upcoming Teluk Jailolo festival.

"Teluk Jailolo festival will be held in May 2012 to promote Halmahera Barat tourism," the head of Halmahera Barat Youth, Sports, Culture, and Tourism agency, Fenny Kiat, said here on Wednesday.

Fenny noted that Rp1 billion would be distributed to government agencies, including the agriculture agency, fishery agency, urban planning agency and others.

"During this festival, those attending will see cultural shows, fun diving, games like catch the rubbish and cleaning the sea," Fenny added.

Fenny hopes this event will increase the number of tourists arriving in Halmahera Barat.

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