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Sumbawa Technology University (UTS) is selected to host the 2016 ASEAN University Youth Summit (AUYS) which will be held in Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) in January 2016. It was asserted by UTS Rector Budi Witarto when meeting West Nusa Tenggara Governor M. Zainul Majdi in Mataram on Tuesday (8/25).
Arif said the selection of NTB as the AUYS host must be attributed to the intensive promotion carried out by UTS students who participated in the AUYS last January. They promoted West Nusa Tenggara intensively, including its natural resources and cultural tourism and made Sumbawa was selected to be the ASEAN-level event host.
Arif said the event would be attended by 500 ASEAN youth participants. The event will not only facilitate in-the-room discussions but also combine the activity with outbound activities. The participants will also be facilitated to travel around to see Sumbawa’s potencies, such as handicrafts, honey and wild horse milk production and natural tourism.
West Nusa Tenggara Governor M. Zainul Majdi hoped the event would be successfully conducted and, in turn, affected positively to the region, particularly to promote tourism potencies to youth representatives from ASEAN countries.