The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy has nominated the village of Jasri in east Bali as the best tourist village of 2013.
The popular tourist village
beat out 138 other villages from 29 provinces, all of which were assessed throughout the year, and allocated funds from the state budget to help develop facilities.
In second place was the village of Nglanggeran near Yogyakarta, while Samiran
village near Selo received the title of third best tourist village.
Minister of Tourism and Economy, Mari Elka Pangestu said that villages such as Jasri could be used as a model for the successful development of other villages. “The
race to create successful tourist villages is good for local residents, and can only mean a positive impact on society,” she stated during a press conference in Yogyakarta on Saturday.
“We saw that the use of funds for development
had been used effectively, and we based our assessment on the number of jobs that have been created, the number of businesses that have been established, and the number of tourists who have visited,” added Mari.
The scheme to provide
funding for developing rural villages was launched in 2009 with a budget of Rp 8.75 billion. This year that figure is up to Rp 123.25 billion with as many as 980 villages throughout the country receiving aid money to help successfully develop facilities to
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