Private sector to support Sail Komodo 2013

Private sector to support Sail Komodo 2013

Sharif Cicip Sutardjo. (ANTARA)

Sail Komodo 2013 is also an effort to promote Komodo National Park as as water conservation area in the framework of developing marine related economy."
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Sharif Cicip Sutardjo has asked the regional government and the private sector in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) to support Sail Komodo 2013.

"The regional government and the private sector should mobilize all available resources to support the international marine event and to make it a success," the minister said here on Friday.

According to him, that Sail Komodo 2013 is expected to become a stimulant for empowering the local communities to develop their region.

Therefore the minister said coordination among all ministries and related institutions was needed for the international marine event of Sail Komodo in September 2013.

Sharif said various ministries involved in the event are Coordinating Ministry for People`s Welfare, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry, Transportation Ministry, Public Works Ministry, Foreign Affairs Ministry, Home Affairs Ministry, State Enterprises Ministry, Defense Ministry, Social Affairs Ministry, the Ministry of Public Housing, and the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy.

Some development centers that have been prepared for Sail Komodo are integrated gateway including public bathing, washing and toilet facilities (MCK) and houses renovation by Public Housing Ministry; shopping ward and fishermen village renovation by Social Affairs Ministry; creative economic related training by Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry; road repair by Public Works Ministry, and fishermen welfare program by Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry.

"President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono will visit and dedicate some of these facilities," the maritime affairs and fisheries minister said.

He noted that Sail Komodo is a very effective event to promote the areas in East Nusa Tenggara as national and international tourist destination.

"Besides, Sail Komodo 2013 is also an effort to promote Komodo National Park as as water conservation area in the framework of developing marine related economy," Sharif said.

He explained that the peak event of Sail Komodo will take place in Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai district, on September 14, 2013.
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