The International Monetary Fund-World Bank (IMF-WB) event in Nusa Dua Bali was said by the Bali Governor I Wayan Koster, not a waste. During this time, said Koster, in Bali many people questioned if the IMF-WB had no benefit.
The demonstration was held by a number of groups to protest the implementation of the IMF-WB.
“Some of these people do not represent the people of Bali. So the aspirations presented are not the aspirations of the Balinese people,” explained I Wayan Koster, Tuesday, October 9, 2018.
Koster said, Balinese people are known as a friendly and polite society. He stressed to all components of society in Bali to consciously and actively support the realization of a safe and comfortable Bali atmosphere.
IMF-WB this year became the biggest after a similar meeting in Washington DC, United States 46 years ago. At that time 14,000 people attended the event. Then, in Indonesia, the IMF-WB was attended by 34,000 participants from 189 countries.
Koster added, this MICE event experienced more than 34 thousand tourist visits. Including, the number of employment reaches 32,700 people or an increase of 1.26 percent.
In addition, the increase in Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) is above Rp 1.2 trillion with Bali’s economic growth reaching above the national average.
“Bali’s economic growth has reached more than 6.5 percent, as well as increased promotion and tourism image of Bali and Indonesia reaching 189 countries around the world,” explained Koster.