Minister Urges Bali to Legalize High-Rise Buildings
DENPASAR ~ Minister of State for Housing Yusuf Asyari has urged the Bali government to pass a law that would permit construction of high-rise buildings.
Asyari said that 10 cities have applied such legislation, Jakarta, Malang, Batam, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Palembang, Makassar, Banjarmasin and Medan.
High-rise buildings are banned in Bali due to Regional Law No. 4/2005, which limits the height of buildings to 15 meters or the height of a coconut tree.
â€œI donâ€™t know what is exactly written in the regulations. What coconut tree is used as standard measurement?â€ said Asyari.
â€œThe only way to cope with the limited land available in Bali is to permit high-rise buildings. Hopefully the Bali government will pass a new law that permits tall buildings,â€ he said.Filed under: The Island