You won’t have to pay IDR3.75 million to enter Komodo National Park’s 2 main islands next year after all
Bear in mind all that furor following the federal government’s thought to boost the entry payment for the 2 essential islands of Komodo Nationwide Park? A prime official has confirmed that the plan, which had been set to enter impact on Jan. 1, has been scrapped.
Tourism and Artistic Financial system Minister Sandiaga Uno has confirmed the plan to implement an entry payment of IDR3.75 million (US$240), good for one yr, to go to Komodo and Padar, the 2 essential islands the place the long-lasting Komodo dragons are endemic, has been scrapped.
“[The entry fee hike] has been retracted and canceled. So there is no such thing as a value hike to enter Komodo [National Park],” Sandiaga was quoted by Antara information company as saying yesterday.
Sandiaga didn’t present additional particulars relating to the rationale for the coverage’s cancellation.
Plans for the entry payment hike have been initially introduced by the administrations of the East Nusa Tenggara Province in July, with the justification that the funds could be used to finance the upkeep of the websites’ pure surroundings.
The IDR3.75 million was initially branded not as an entrance payment, however as a (necessary) contribution to the conservation of Komodo and Padar islands in addition to the encircling areas.
The Park is a UNESCO world heritage website, and presently fees a payment of IDR150,000 (US$10.68) for overseas vacationers and IDR5,000 (US$0.36) for home vacationers on weekdays, although there are notably further charges vacationers might incur throughout their journey, together with for trekking or snorkeling.
The plans for the value hike have been met with backlash from vacationer companies in Labuan Bajo to the purpose that protests reportedly passed off over issues that it could threaten their neighborhood’s revenue from tourism.
Even the Indonesian parliament requested the federal government to rethink the plan in August.
The plan was then postponed till 2023 (in different phrases, inside two weeks). Sandiaga’s assertion confirmed that it has been canceled for good.