Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, left, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani and Bank Indonesia governor Agus Martowardojo in a high-level meeting in Nusa Dua, Bali to prepare for the International Monetary Fund-World Bank annual meeting in 2018. (Photo courtesy of the national committee for the International Monetary Fund-World Bank meeting 2018)
Gov't Releases Official Website for 2018 IMF-World Bank Meeting in Bali
BY :TABITA DIELA
AUGUST 25, 2017
Jakarta. The Indonesian government released an official website as part of its preparation for the upcoming 2018 International Monetary Fund and World Bank meeting in Nusa Dua, Bali, a senior official said on Friday (25/08).
The site contains tourism-related information such as visa information and tips, press statements as well as a countdown to the event aimed at helping family members of the delegates plan their trip ahead.
"The site will provide information about the series of events in the [meeting]," Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said.
Luhut is the chairman of a national committee — known locally as PanNas or short for Panitia National — tasked with organizing the annual meeting.
The committee is expecting more than 15,000 delegates, business persons and journalists from 189 countries to attend nearly 3,000 meetings from Oct. 8 to 14 next year.
President Joko Widodo and other world leaders are also expected to attend the event.
"Indonesia, being elected [as a host], is a recognition from the world of its economic stability, political [climate] and security," Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said in a statement.
Sri Mulyani is the deputy chairwoman of the committee.
"This is an [opportunity] for Indonesia to show the world its success as a reformed, resilient and progressive economy," Bank Indonesia governor Agus Martowardojo said.