Langsa, Aceh –
Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy/Head of Tourism and Creative Economy Agency Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno inaugurated the Langsa Mangrove Forest Park Tower in Aceh which is expected to become a new tourism icon in Aceh.
The inauguration was held on Friday (15/4/2022). In his remarks, Sandiaga said the presence of this tower marked the presence of a new tourism icon in Aceh, especially in Langsa City. “This tower is not only a tourism icon in Aceh, but also for Indonesia,” said Sandiaga.
In this inauguration, Sandiaga was accompanied by the Special Staff of the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy for the Sector of Tourism Destinations Security and Strategic Issues, Brigadier General Ario Prawiseso; Director of Regional Destination Development 1 Kemenparekraf/Baparekraf, Harwan Ekon Cahyo; Director of Destination Governance and Sustainable Tourism Kemenparekraf/Baparekraf, Indra Ni Tua; and Director of Regional Events Kemenparekraf/Baparekraf, Reza Fahlevi.
Also attending were the Mayor of Langsa, Usman Abdullah, Deputy Mayor of Langsa Marzuki Hamid and the Head of the Culture and Tourism Office of Aceh Province, Jamaluddin.
In addition, the presence of this tower can also strengthen the attractiveness of the green and beautiful mangrove forest on an area of 8,000 hectares. Sandiaga said that from the top of this tower the public can see views of the Malacca Strait.
“This is a very unique attraction. This location is also the largest mangrove forest in Southeast Asia so I think it is necessary to hold a regional event to stimulate and strengthen tourism here,” he said.
The implementation of the event at the location of the mangrove forest, continued Sandiaga, is also expected to stimulate the economy, open up business opportunities and employment opportunities for the Langsa community. As well as forming a new economic order that relies on the tourism sector and the creative economy.
Langsa Mangrove Forest Park Tower Photo: Kemenparekraf
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