MUI of West Papua Holds a Digital Literacy Training and a Post-COVID-19 Tourism Village Assistance – The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) of West Papua Province did a Digital Literacy Training and Assistance for Tourism Villages after the COVID-19 Pandemic in Raja Ampat Regency, Monday, (10/18/2021).

The activity, which was opened by the Chair of the West Papua MUI, Ahmad Nausrau, in collaboration with the Raja Ampat Tourism Office and the West Papua MUI LPPOM, aims to promote post-COVID-2019 tourism and see the potential for developing tourist villages and religious tourism in Raja Ampat.

A head of the Raja Ampat Tourism Office, represented by Kurniawan, stated that the regulation changes related to the terms and conditions of tourists who want to visit Raja Ampat, wherein each travel agent is required to collect online data for prospective tourists who will visit in the format provided by the Raja Ampat Tourism Office.

“Every tourist who comes must ensure that his condition is healthy and not hit by COVID-19 as proved by a phase 2 vaccine certificate and PCR results, thus we can reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission in Raja Ampat from tourism clusters,” said Kurniawan.

Therefore, he said, the Raa Ampat Tourism Office has intensively carried out promotions by utilizing social media such as Tiktok and Instagram in order to reach a wider market share.

The same thing was conveyed by the General Treasurer of the MUI West Papua, Hj. Suryati Faisal, SH. As a chairman of the committee, she explained that this digital literacy activity was held in two places, namely Raja Ampat and Kaimana.

“We deliberately raised the theme of digital literacy to optimize the natural potential in Raja Ampat so that people can know the function of digital media, besides that with this activity we know the extent of the government’s role in dealing with post-COVID-19 tourism problems,” she explained.

Meanwhile, a Head of LPPOM MUI West Papua, Dr. Achmad Taher M.Si provides support to actors of UMKM in making halal certification for local products.

In his presentation, Dr. Achmad Taher explained the terms and conditions that must be met to get the halal label. He said, currently products with halal labels are more in demand by consumers from various countries, because of they are considered to be of higher quality and halal.

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