Bali Prioritizes Tourism Sector to Boost Economic Growth

DENPASAR

A candidate of Bali governor  Anak Agung Ngurah Puspayoga is committed to boosting the province’s economic growth by giving priority to the development of quality tourism sector.

“The commitment is included in his vision and mission,” said Director of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P)’s Bali Media Center Nyoman Gede Sudiantara here.

He said that under Puspayoga’s leadership, Bali will also give priority to the development of other sectors like agriculture.

“Some sectors such as agricultural, tourism and small-scale industries as well as handicraft industry could contribute to the improvement of the Balinese people’s welfare,” said Sudiantara.

Therefore, to improve the capacity and quality of agriculture, the sector must be developed together with the tourism industry.

He expected that all of these efforts can build a better Bali in the future.

Head of the Bali Central Statistics Agency (BPS) I Gede Suarsa said that Bali’s economy had grown better in 2012 than the previous year. The growing economy was indicated by the increase of all components of gross regional domestic product (GRDP).

Badung District contributed 25.46 percent to the economic growth in Bali, followed by Denpasar 20.98 percent.

Bali’s main contributors to its economic growth included trade, hotels and restaurants which was 1.84 percent, followed by the service sector 1.11 percent.

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