Indonesian gov't allocates $10 mln for participation in Shanghai Expo

14:51, December 22, 2009      

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Indonesian government will allocate 104 billion rupiah (about 10.4 million U.S. dollars) to participate in the Shanghai Expo scheduled May to October 2010, Kompas.com quoted an official as saying on Tuesday.

The budget will be used to rent 4,000 meter square-booth and to pay workers.

"We will allocate about 104 billion rupiah for the Shanghai Expo. The amount is normal as it fits national activity standard," said the Deputy Minister of Economy Coordination for Industry and Trade Edy Putra Irawadi here.

According to Eddy, the government allocated 20 billion rupiah (about 2 million dollars) to participate in the same event in 2003,where Indonesia rented 324 meter square-booth.

Edy said that during six-month expo, there would be business mission, trade mission, business forum, product and culture promotion and investment promotion.

The Shanghai Expo will be held from May 1 to October 31, 2010.

Source: Xinhua
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