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|Date: 14 January 2011 - Author: Kompas|
|Manado, North Sulawesi, is to host an Asia-Pacific Female Officials Congress and an Indonesian Women Legislators Meeting, a spokesperson for the organizers said here Wednesday.|
|Meiva Salindeho Lintang, chairperson of the events’ steering committee, said the congress would be hold in March in Manado City.The women’s congress would be hold together with an ASEAN Regional Forum Disaster Relief Exercise (ARF-DIREx), she said. The chief of the North Sumatera Legislative Assembly said the steering committee would invite First Lady Ani Yudhoyono to be the main speaker at the event.|
The invitation had already been sent through the Minister of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Linda Amalia Sari Gumelar, Meiva said. She also said preparations for the event, including arrangements for participants’ accommodation, meals, and transportation, were now in full swing.
Local traditional attractions from Minahasa, Sangihe-Talaud and Bolaang Mongondow would be presented to greet the 300 to 500 delegates on their arrival, Meiva said. The Bunaken National Park would be promoted during the Congress by the local administration, she added.