There is an uncertainty in tourism revenue with the bookings being slow – most bookings are in the fourth quarter, with very few bookings in the third quarter. However, we have hope for 2021. Import in the last 3 months has also been low – 50% compared to 2019. Our import cost is USD 3 billion per year (USD 0.75 billion per quarter), but in last 3 months import was USD 0.35billion only.
Though resort land rentals deferred, the state will receive the 2019 BPT this month which will give some breathing space. I believe the government will get forex support from financial institutes abroad. Together, we can maintain the forex issue, and limit expenses during these 4 months.