This is being done to improve connectivity and as a part to enter our economic landscape, namely the digital-based landscape.
Badung, Bali (ANTARA) – The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a Chinese technology corporation for the utilization of information technology for developing the tourism and creative economy.
The collaboration is a collective effort for welcoming the new economic landscape in the post-COVID-19 period, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, said in a statement issued here on Saturday.
It can also strengthen support for the recovery and growth of the tourism and creative economy industry in order to make it competitive, advanced, and resilient.
The ministry is very pleased because, after several discussions, an agreement has been reached with the company for cooperation in various fields as part of efforts to revive the tourism and creative economy sector, the minister said.
“This is being done to improve connectivity and as a part to enter our economic landscape, namely the digital-based landscape,” Uno explained.
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To support the development of digital products in tourism and creative economy, the ministry has conducted a variety of activities.
The activities comprise Baparekraf Developer Day (BDD), Baparekraf Digital Talent (BDT), and Baparekraf for Startups (Bekup). Baparekraf is short for the Tourism and Creative Economy Agency.
The BDD is being held to strengthen the digital ecosystem and connect local developers with the latest technology platforms to develop digital products, primarily applications, games, web interfaces and the Internet of Things (IoT).
“The cooperation that we carry out is for BDT, Bekup, BDD. Hence, we can connect startup corporations with SPARK, which is a program from Huawei,” the minister informed.
Huawei has 200 thousand employees, two thousand of whom reside in Indonesia. The company has an important role to connect tourism destinations and creative economy centers with digital services, he explained.
The ministry expects that the cooperation will directly and concretely produce several breakthroughs for economic revival and create jobs in the tourism and creative economy sector, he added.