REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA – The Indonesian Ulema Council’s Food and Drug Analysis Agency (LPPOM MUI) will promote halal certification for hotels in the regions of tourist destinations. LPPOM MUI Director, Lukmanul Hakim said that Jakarta provincial governor previously issued regulation about it.“Next provinces are Central Java, West Java, Yogyakarta and Bali,” Hakim said recently.
The agency is discussing with other areas, particularly Padang, West Sumatra. Hakim said that MUI would provide halal certification process for hotels gradually. Jakarta as the first pilot project has become tourist destinations that need promotional values. West Java will also become a halal province.
At least 50 percent hotels in each province getting halal certifications this year. Hakim said that government needed to support the promotion of halal certification for hotels. — Reported by Ani Nursalikah/Mutia Ramadhani, edited by Yeyen Rostiyan