Bali, Monday - Tuesday, 22nd - 23th March 2021 - Through a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) held at the Bali Tourism Polytechnic, the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia (Kemenparekraf RI) opened a discussion forum for the development of the BISA Program (Clean, Beautiful, Healthy, Safe) in developing Indonesia's tourism potential. At this discussion, Sandiaga Uno (Minister of Indonesian Creative Economy) and Ir. Rizki Handayani, MBTM (Deputy for Tourism Products and Baparekraf Organizer) from the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy. This activity was also attended by representatives of Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) as collaborators for the preparation of the BISA program, Jibriel Firman Sofyan (Greeneration Foundation), representatives of Divers Clean Action, and representatives of Parongpong.
Through this FGD, collaborators introduced and explained the achievements of their programs before compiling the Logical Framework Analysis (LFA) of the BISA program which would be implemented over a 3-6 month period. In preparing the LFA, the framework adopted is the EcoRanger program which focuses on waste management issues in tourism destinations. This is in line with the BISA Program which wants to focus on the development of waste management in Indonesian tourism destinations.
Apart from discussing LFA as the basic concept of the BISA Program, the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy and collaborators also visited Tulamben, East Bali. Tulamben is one of the favorite destinations for tourism in East Bali. Tulamben's primary tourism is a unique and interesting diving spot. The diving spot in Tumbalen is easy to reach by tourists and there is a shipwreck. In Tulamben, the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy and collaborators visited the Integrated Waste Processing Site (TPST) which is currently receiving assistance from Divers Clean Action.
Through this activity, collaborators provide an overview of the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy regarding the problems of waste management in Indonesian tourism destinations. By better understanding, the problems that occur in the field, hopefully, the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy will realize the importance of building waste management infrastructure and community empowerment in the field of waste management in Indonesian tourism destinations. The BISA program is expected to be an implementation of sustainable Indonesian tourism development.
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