The ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Republic of Indonesia, Jaroslav Doleček, visited the office of Denpasar Mayor on Tuesday (May 25). His presence was warmly welcomed by the Mayor IGN Jaya Negara accompanied by the Head of Denpasar Tourism Office, Dezire Mulyani; Head of Denpasar Revenue Service, Putu Wisnu Wijaya Kusuma; Head of the Denpasar Tourism Promotion Board, IB Sidharta; and Division Head of Cooperation, Laxmy Saraswati.
Jaroslav Doleček stated that he is very happy to finally be able to visit and meet the community and the Mayor of Denpasar. “Bali through its culture and nature is very well known throughout the world and in our country. Our visit to Denpasar City is to explore various cooperation plans with the Denpasar City Government,” said Jaroslav Doleček.
According to him, various possibilities will be explored with the Denpasar City Government, in addition to the tourism sector as well as business, investment or even cooperation in the form of sister cities. “Especially in the pandemic situation like these days where foreign tourist arrivals to Bali are still closed, the enthusiasm of the Czech Republic citizens to visit Bali remains high and they ask when flights to Bali will reopen. We hope this meeting can help find solutions and contribute to revitalizing Bali tourism as soon as possible,” he said.
Mayor Jaya Negara welcomed the visit of the Ambassador of the Czech Republic, Jaroslav Doleček. “In the midst of this pandemic situation, Bali and Denpasar tourism are indeed affected. Of course, through the arrival of the Ambassador of the Czech Republic, various potential collaborations can be studied, especially related to the recovery of tourism and the economy in Denpasar City,” he affirmed.
Denpasar City Government has implemented various tourism recovery programs. “It is through controlling the Covid-19 in the Sanur area as a Green Zone and buffer areas such as Renon, Kesiman and Serangan. The Denpasar City Government is focusing on intensifying mass vaccinations to pursue 70 percent herd immunity and so far 284,000 people have been vaccinated and are targeted to be fully achieved in July,” he explained.
He hoped that what he does can convince the world’s community. “We are ready to reopen the doors of Bali to foreign tourists. The discourse of Work from Bali as a branding for the reopening of the door for foreign tourists to visit Bali is a form of support extended by the central government for the opening of Bali tourism. We in the city government have the responsibility to prepare supporting facilities. Besides, we hope that the embassy will help promote Bali tourism in their respective countries. The Denpasar City Government will fully facilitate the continuation of this collaboration and a kind of MoU can be made to make it even more concrete,” said Jaya Negara. (BTN/015)