The Jayapura regency administration has received a special award from the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry for preserving the local traditional culture and advancing tourism development in Papua.
The regency won the award after organizing the Lake Sentani Festival for four consecutive years, head of the regency’s Tourism and Creative Economy Agency, Yotam Fonataba, said in Sentani on Wednesday (04/01).
The ministry also said that the regency administration had promoted the dignity of Jayapura’s indigenous population though culture and tourism activities, according to Yotam.
He said the award was presented by minister Mari Pangestu on Dec. 29.
Raja Ampat regency in West Papua province also received an award for promoting tourism and generating foreign exchange for the country, he added.
Source: The Jakarta Post