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Topan Wijaksono – Area Sales Manager Jawa Tengah Nippon Paint Indonesia (tengah) secara simbolis menyerahkan kaleng cat donasi Nippon Paint kepada Lilik Setiyawan – Ketua Panitia dan Kepala Dusun Butuh Kaliangkrik (kiri), disaksikan oleh Slamet Achmad Husein, Kepala Dinas Pariwisata, Kepemudaan, dan Olahraga Kabupaten Magelang dalam kegiatan CSR Nippon Paint: Pengecatan Dusun Butuh (Nepal van Java) Desa Temanggung, Kecamatan Kaliangkrik, Kabupaten Magelang, Jawa Tengah, serta Marsellino Najoan – Regional Sales Manager Jawa Tengah Nippon Paint Indonesia (kanan), pada Kamis (14/10/2021).

Head of the Magelang Tourism, Youth and Sports, Slamet Achmad Husein, said the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy is determined to revive the tourism sector through the potentials of village tourism. Nepal van Java is one of the most promising projects as received many attentions from both domestic and international tourists, as the Ministry acknowledges on its website https://kemenparekraf.go.id

In this new era of adapting to Covid-19, tourism industry is declining. But we hope that the transformation of Nepal van Java can revive the tourism sector, especially village tourism, and boost the local economy. Slamet said.

The simulation of reopening tourism in Nepal van Java has been carried out in stages over the past two weeks by following the health protocols and standard operating procedures issued by the Central Java and Magelang Regency Youth, Sports and Tourism Department. We have recorded 3,000 visitors so far during the trial Lilik added.

Talking about Nippon Paints contribution for Dusun Butuh, Sales Area Manager of Nippon Paint Central Java, Topan Wijaksono explained, Nippon Paint has donated 1,361 liters of paint for 300 houses in Nepal van Java, equivalent of 6,805 square meters.

Topan added that Nippon Paint saw the potential of Dusun Butuh to become popular and unique tourists destination. The donation proved to have impacts as Nepal van Java is becoming more famous for its colourful parade reminiscent of Nepals Namche Bazaar.

(Zaenal Arifin)