Indonesia goes full throttle in preparations for G20 summit
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Indonesia will host the G20 Summit for the first time on the islands of Bali, one of the most famous tourist resorts in the world, on November 15-16, 2022, as part of its chairmanship of the grouping.
The theme for Indonesia’s G20 Presidency, which it assumed in December 2021, is “Recover Together, Recover Stronger”.
The Group of 20 (G20) is a strategic multilateral platform linking the world’s major developed and emerging economies: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Russia, Africa South, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States and European Union. Spain is the permanent guest of the G20.
The members of the group represent more than 80% of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP), 75% of world trade and 60% of the planet’s population.
The Indonesian government has prepared intensively for the summit assuming that all G20 leaders such as Vladimir Putin of Russia, Joe Biden of the United States, Anthony Albanese of Australia and King Salman of Saudi Arabia will join the summit. from Bali in person.
Preparations covered security issues, logistics, transportation, accommodation, infrastructure development and other facilities, including the media center and emergency medical response for delegates, among others.
So far, preparations are on track, according to Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi.
“On the logistics and the substantive aspects, we are ready. I also believe that our progress in preparation is on track,” she told reporters after reporting on the progress of the preparations. to President Joko Widodo at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta in September. 9, 2022.
In August, Vice President Ma’ruf Amin said preparations to host the G20 summit were almost 100% complete.
“As stated earlier by the Coordinating Minister (Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan) during the coordination meeting, our readiness progress is close to 100%,” Amin said.
At the G20 summit coordination meeting held earlier, the vice president asked stakeholders to ensure perfect services and event schedules to create a positive impression on attendees.
Regarding the security aspect, the Indonesian police (Polri) have intensified security checks at the various gates of the island of Bali.
Polri has identified five priority safe areas: Seminyak, Jimbaran, North Nusa Dua, South Nusa Dua and Sanur.
“The five areas are prioritized because all delegates, including presidential activities, will be centralized there,” Deputy Inspector General of Polri Operations Agung Setya Imam Effendi said recently.
At least 8,000 personnel have been deployed for security operations at the G20 summit, while 1,600 police officers serve as reserve forces.
“The police are also preparing special vehicles – ships, helicopters and escort cars – to secure the areas,” Effendi informed.
Polri prepared traffic engineering on 10 roads and installed 4,600 surveillance cameras (CCTV) which were connected to the police command centre.
Meanwhile, the Navy has prepared 12 warships to secure the G20 summit and has appointed Fleet II Commander Admiral TSNB Hutabarat as the operational control command to secure the sea surrounding the island, according to Indonesian Navy Chief of Staff Admiral Yudo Margono. .
On the infrastructure development needed to support the smooth implementation of the summit, the office of the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment assured that all infrastructure-related preparations for the G20 will be completed by the end of October.
Preparations include the beautification of I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport, the main venue of Apurva Kempinski Hotel, Garuda Wisnu Kencana and the Mangrove Forest Park, which heads of state and guests are to visit.
The government has also prepared facilities for electric vehicles, such as vehicles and battery charging stations.
A total of 1,259 battery-electric motor vehicles – four-wheelers and two-wheelers – have been prepared for the Summit.
As for hotels, the government has recommended 22 hotels, with a total of 8,263 rooms. Fourteen of the hotels are located in the Nusa Dua area. They have a capacity of 5,795 rooms and also offer presidential suites according to the needs of the leader of each country.
The other eight recommended hotels are in Kuta, Jimbaran, Sanur, Seminyak and Tanjung Benoa.
The health ministry has also prepared medical services facilities for the summit, which is expected to bring together at least 600 delegates, according to the ministry’s director of medical services governance, Sunarto.
“At the main site, there will be a mini intensive care unit, a clinic and a mobile team. The specifications of our mini intensive care unit (include a) patient bed, examination bed, table, chairs and a mobile ventilator, if there is a heart or lung emergency. In addition, there are bedside monitors, tubes, emergency kits, etc., “he informed.
Sunarto said cardiologists and anesthesiologists along with trained doctors and nurses will be on standby at the mini intensive care unit.
The ministry also prepared standardized clinics in 22 hotels participating in the G20 summit and sent trained general practitioners and nurses.
The ministry has also prepared seven international referral hospitals – IGM Ngurah Hospital, Bali Mandara Hospital, Udayana University Hospital, Siloam Hospital, BIMC Nusa Dua Hospital, Bhayangkara Hospital and Tk Hospital. II Udayana – located closest to the activity at the Apurva Kempinski. Hotel for delegates.
For media covering the summit, the Ministry of Communication and Information has prepared a media center, which will be operational from November 13 to 17, according to the Ministry’s Director General of Public Information and Communication, Usman Kansong.
The media center is located at the Westin Resort & BICC, Nusa Dua, and can accommodate 1,500 journalists, both domestic and international.
The multimedia center is equipped with 96 computers connected to a LAN (local area network) with an Internet speed of 1.5 gigabytes per second.
Other facilities include a press conference room with a capacity of 443 people, interpreters for five languages, a quiet room and a photocopying service.
The ministry, which has been tasked with public communication, will issue press releases in two languages, English and Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia), as well as clean feed photos and videos that can be used by TV stations to broadcast news. contents.
Journalists, national and international, planning to cover the summit can register on the official G20 website (https://g20.org/registration). Registration will remain open until October 10.
As of September 20, at least 750 journalists from 156 outlets have registered to cover the G20 summit.
Journalists include 203 journalists from 45 domestic media and 547 journalists from 111 foreign media.
The G20 summit in Bali will be very interesting to follow in the midst of the war in Ukraine following the Russian invasion as several members of the G20 are directly or indirectly involved in the war.
Indonesia, like the G20 Chairman and host of the upcoming Bali summit, has so far remained impartial and tried to persuade those involved in the conflict to return to the negotiating table.
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