Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Mari Elka Pangestu is scheduled to hand the award to Pangkalpinang Mayor Zulkarnain Karim in Jakarta on Monday (Sept 24), Head of the Bangka Belitung Provincial Culture and Tourism Office Yan Megawandi said on Sunday.
The award reflects appreciation of the city`s consistent efforts to develop the cultural and tourism sector, he said.
"Therefore, we are proud of the performance of the local government and tourism businessmen that have been consistent in promoting our tourism industry," he said.
Pangkalpinang is among the nine municipal governments in Indonesia which will receive the award. The award will also be given to three provincial governments and 27 district governments.
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