• DPRD Encourages Construction of North Bali Airport Performed on the Sea

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    BULELENG – Bali’s House of Representatives (DPRD) wants the construction of the North Bali Airport located at sea. That’s because the social impact will be smaller than built on the mainland.

    Secretary of Commission III of DPRD Bali, I Ketut Kariyasa Adhyana said, North Bali Airport development is ideally done at sea.

    “The Regents of Buleleng and the Governor of Bali also want the sea construction of the airport,” said Ketut, Thursday (04/12/2010).

    According to him, if the airport development is done on land, it will be faced with land acquisition issue. In addition there are several temples including replacing productive land. “Certainly if the sea is not done land acquisition,” he continued.

    He encouraged the development of the airport as soon as it was done in the event that there was already an assessment and just waiting for the location to be determined.

    He hoped there would be no other statements from the central government related to the construction of the North Bali Airport, as it would have a social impact on the local community.

    Meanwhile, Speaker of Bali Legislative Council I Nyoman Adi Wiryatama admitted he went to the office of Kemenko Kamaritiman because want to get certainty about the construction of the airport. From the results of the meeting with the Expert Staff of the Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Septian Hario Seto and Head of Infrastructure of Maritime Tourism Deputy for Infrastructure Coordination, Velly Asvaliantina, said that at this stage the assessment stage of the construction of the airport has almost finished.

    “It is certain will be made the airport, but the question is definitely when? If 10 years is the same lie too. He said soon, of course the sooner the better so it does not become a question for the community. As well as not interfere with noble program Nawa Cita President RI, because if not realized the worry will give a bad image, “said Nyoman.

    Previously, the Ministry of Transportation (Kemenhub) RI said the plan to build a new airport in North Bali will be done after Ngurah Rai Airport has reached the highest passenger capacity. Director General of Air Transportation Kemenhub, Agus Santoso revealed, the growth of passengers in Bali continues to increase as the growth of the national tourism industry.

    “This year alone there are 21 million passengers, plus a big plus year, it can reach 30-31 million passengers.This should be managed,” said Agus.

    Sources: https://news.okezone.com/read/2018/04/12/340/1885817/dprd-dorong-pembangunan-bandara-bali-utara-dilakukan-di-atas-laut
    Translated by Aryaputra PandeBIC

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