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Govt pledges to ease permits for creative economy activities

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Jakarta, IO – The government promises to ease permits for music concerts, films, and art and culture festivals to spur the creative economy sector, reported Katadata, Tuesday (28/2). President Joko Widodo even wants the process to be digitized.

Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno said this would make it easier for more than 30,000 medium to large-scale events to be held, potentially generating around Rp170 trillion.

Meanwhile, for international events, Sandiaga has set the target for principle permit to be granted at least six months and technical permit within three months and definitve permit 45 days before the event.

“Of course this will be under the coordination of Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment minister. We will integrate all permits from the central government level, to regional administrations and across ministries/agencies including the National Police,” said Sandiaga.

Read: The Laras Hati Mangkunegaran Music Festival, from Marion Jola to Vina Panduwinata

He said the government wishes to create a conducive and inclusive permit system so that event organizers, especially those who handle international scale events, can have certainty from the get-go .

Nevertheless, Sandiaga revealed that the licensing process policy still needs to be refined through pilot projects and trials. (un)

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