Pelindo Ready to Serve Cruises Again Starting 2022

Pelindo Ready to Serve Cruises Again Starting 2022

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PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Persero) or Pelindo is optimistic that it will welcome and serve the arrival of cruise ships at the Benoa port of Bali in welcoming the new normal era of 2022. Pelindo Managing Director Putut Sri Muljanto explained that in 2019, the data on cruise ship visits to the island of Bali was quite high. However, during the pandemic, cruise ships cannot make visits to Indonesia, especially to Bali.

“We are discussing the readiness of Indonesia, especially Bali, to welcome the arrival of cruise ships in the new normal era, especially in 2022,” he said, Monday (6/12/2021).

Previously, the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno, who was present online at the event, expressed his support for the joint effort to revive Bali’s tourism economy.

According to him, Bali as the heart of Indonesian tourism, where most of its citizens depend on the tourism sector, requires strategic breakthroughs between stakeholders.

“Therefore, we need other alternative tourism gateways that we must optimize, one of which is the Bali Maritime Tourism Hub [BMTH],” he said.

Secretary of the Deputy for Infrastructure and Connectivity of the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment Eng Lukijanto added that the BMTH development currently being carried out by Pelindo must receive an accelerated strategy so that it can be used appropriately and efficiently.

He said that in the last three years the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries had formed a team for accelerating the construction of BMTH and handling cruise ships. Previously, the Ministry of SOEs through Pelindo built BMTH as a tourism port hub in Indonesia at Benoa Harbor, Bali. With the concept of developing Butterfly Route tourism and providing MSME facilities at BMTH, it is hoped that its presence can improve the Indonesian economy in terms of tourism.

 

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