Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy targets 6,500 tourism and creative economy actors CHSE certified

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IO – The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy/Tourism and Creative Economy Agency (Kemenparekraf/Baparekraf) targets 6,500 tourism and creative economy actors to be certified with CHSE-based health protocols (Cleanliness, Health, Safety, and Environmental Sustainability) in 2021.

The CHSE certifications are essential for tourism and creative economy sectors to restore tourists’ trust and revive tourism activities. Other than that, to guarantee products and services provided meet health standards and protocols.

“In 2021, we target as many as 6,500 entrepreneurs to be CHSE certified. However, we must welcome the business sectors to participate so the number can increase. Since there are 34 million jobs we have to save,” said the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy/Head of Tourism and Creative Economy Agency, Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, in his remarks in “CHSE Program and the Movement to Wear Masks Talk”, at the Soesilo Soedarman Hall, Gedung Sapta Pesona, Jakarta, Tuesday (2/2/2021).

Menparekraf Sandiaga emphasized that he wanted to save workers in the tourism sector and the creative economy because this is his main role in the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy/Baparekraf.

“Like Pak Taufik, who has 1,000 jobs in Saung Angklung Mang Udjo, which should be a concern for us. Kemenparekraf together with Saung Angklung Mang Udjo made a jingle to revive the workers, small but meaningful things. Apart from that, I invited the Rector of UPI, as a small step to increase awareness in all spheres including the realm of education. How can the creative economy be able to create jobs even during a pandemic,” he said.

Menparekraf Sandiaga also said that as conveyed by President Jokowi, the current level of public compliance was below 40 percent. “This means that there needs to be a strategic step. It’s not about to go or not go or do or not do tourism and the creative economy, but it’s about how. This is a strict and disciplined health protocol,” said Sandiaga.

According to Menparekraf Sandiaga, to deal with COVID-19, you must prioritize health aspects. “It will not be possible for the tourism sector and creative economy to rise without overcoming its health side and the Indonesian economy can’t rise without tourism and the creative economy,” Sandiaga said.

On the same occasion, the President Director of PT. Saung Angklung Mang Udjo, Taufik Hidayat, said that with the pandemic, his party carried out various kinds of innovations and Saung Angklung Mang Udjo became the first business actor in West Java to have CHSE certification.

“The concept of Saung Angklung Mang Udjo currently is to keep the old one, create the new one, in the sense that we still maintain the values ​​contained in the angklung musical instruments, but we have to create the new one during this pandemic. Since in the traditional Sundanese art and culture there is almost no distance between the players and the audience and we also interact a lot, with the pandemic we are trying to adjust to standard health protocols,” said Taufik.

Chairman of the Movement to Wear Masks, Sigit Pramono, said that the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine will take a relatively long time, around 2 – 3 years. For this reason, his party advised continuing to make the public aware to comply with 3M’s health protocol, especially wearing masks.

“By using the correct mask, it will reduce the risk of contracting and transmitting the COVID-19 virus by up to 75 percent and GPM continues to commit to educating the public to wear masks in the right way even though they have been vaccinated,” said Sigit.

Meanwhile, the Health Practitioner who is also the Government Spokesperson, dr. Reisa Broto Asmoro said that no one on earth escapes the risk of infection or transmission. So the lifestyle changes that are the basis, including the most important thing are prevention efforts so as not to be infected and not infect, namely wearing a mask, washing hands, and maintaining distance.

“It sounds simple, but not everyone has implemented 3M properly. This is what we have to make new habits that we may not have done before. So that we can protect ourselves and those around us as well as a solution to restart our economy and live productively. So, wherever we can apply 3M properly and correctly,” said dr. Reisa. (ph/nhn)