PPN Minister: Enthusiasm of G20 delegation to attend Belitung is high

Pangkalpinang (ANTARA) – The Minister of National Development Planning (NDP) of the Republic of Indonesia, Suharso Monoarfa, said the enthusiasm of the participants in the G20 Development Working Group (DWG) delegation on Belitung Island in Bangka Belitung Islands Province was very high.

“It must be a common concern to further optimize the preparations for the G20, given that the enthusiasm of the G20 participants to attend Belitung is very high,” said Suharso Monoarfa during the coordination meeting for the stabilization of the preparations for the G20. G20 Belitung virtually in Pangkalpinang, Friday.

Suharso Monoarfa said based on update delegates who have to confirm The G20 will be present in Belitung from September 7 to 9, 2022, among others, from Japan, Turkey, the United States, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Brazil, the Netherlands, the United United, Russia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa.

Meanwhile, several countries that have not confirmed attendance due to flight issues include China, Argentina, France, Africa, Germany and Spain.

“Indeed, so far there has been no demand for a direct flight from Singapore. However, there is a demand for a special aircraft directly from this country,” he said.

To make the G20 a success in Belitung, Bappenas RI, in collaboration with the Provincial Government of the Bangka Belitung Islands, the Belitung Regency Government and stakeholders, continues to strengthen the progress of airport readiness, flights , accommodation, event venues, accommodation and transport for delegates. , health facilities, infrastructure, tourism, at readiness.

“I request that at this meeting each of the parties concerned provide update progress is tied to airline and airport availability,” he said.

Bappenas’ Ervan Maksum said Batik, Lion, Sriwijaya, NAM, Citilink and Garuda airlines said they are ready to provide support by offering 8 flights from CGK-TJQ (Cengkareng-Tanjung Pandan, Belitung).

“Estimated seat requirements for flights from Jakarta to Tanjung Pandan on September 5-7, 2022 are 908 seats including 174 business class seats. Estimated return flow is September 8-11, 2022,” he said. declared.

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