Luhut: IMF-World Bank Meeting Preparation Reaches 98 Percent

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  • Luhut Binsar Panjaitan. TEMPO/Wisnu Agung Prasetyo

    Luhut Binsar Panjaitan. TEMPO/Wisnu Agung Prasetyo

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs, Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, hoped that the IMF-World Bank routine meeting could run well.

    “I have visited Bali, the preparation has run well. It shows that the Indonesian government is capable of handling more than two events at once, namely handling the disaster in Lombok, handling the disaster in Palu, then handling the IMF-World Bank meeting, also handling the country,” said Luhut at the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs office, Jakarta, Monday, October 1.

    Chairman of the Daily Organizing Committee of the IMF-World Bank Annual Meeting, Susiwijono, in a media meeting in Jakarta, Monday, October 1, explained about the remaining four percent of preparation that has not been completed, namely regarding communication information technology, audio video, and office space.

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    The total allocation of office space converted into hotel rooms is 597 rooms spread over three hotels, namely the Westin with 467 rooms, Bali Nusa Dua Hotel with 88 rooms and Grand Whiz with 44 rooms.

    IMF-World Bank annual meeting is held on October 8 to 14 by gathering governments from 189 countries and non-government parties. The main event will be held on October 12 and 13, including Development Committee, IMF Committee meeting, and the meeting between finance ministers and G-20 central bank governors.

    CAESAR AKBAR