Subak is Balinese traditional irrigation
system recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage. Bali becomes the main
pilar to draw 20 million foreign tourists in 2025. (illustration)
REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, GIANYAR - Government sets to draw 20 million
foreign tourists to visit Indonesia in 2025. Bali is expected to be the
Coordinating Minister of Economy, Hatta Rajasa, said Bali, Nusa
Tenggara Barat (NTB) and Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) were in the corridor V
in Master Plan for the Acceleration and Expansion of Indonesian
Economic Development (MP3EI). The focus of corridor V is a gate of
tourism and marine-based national food security.
"The main pillar is Bali," Rajasa said on Saturday.
Rajasa explained that Bali had the capacity to support realizing the
target. Besides its beautiful nature, Bali is blessed with friendly
inhabitants. "If we can maintain the condition, the target will be
achieved," he said confidently.
According to the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, the number
of foreign tourists visiting Indonesia from January to October 2012 is
6.58 million people. It rises five percent from previous year. The
target for 2012 is 8 million people.