Govt Alarmed over New Businesses in Teeming Denpasar
DENPASAR ~ Government officials have voiced concern over continuing investment in Denpasar despite overcrowding, an official said this week.
Legislators said every last piece of land was being bought up by investors who planned to create new businesses, and something had to be done to limit the spread of the city.
Some officials said a limit along the Ayung river or a purpose-built median near Jl. Gatot Subroto could stop the spread of buildings.
House of Representatives chairman Ida Bagus Udiyana said there were many buildings violating zoning laws, which the zoning commission had lost control of.
He said one reason for the lack of control was the renewal of zoning laws, which was still in progress, but this was not necessarily an excuse for the violations.
“We do no need to wait for the new rules, because we already have laws that should stop the illegal buildings,” Udiyana said.
He said inspections must be carried out around Denpasar, especially along Jl. Gatot Subroto and in the designated “green areas” in Pemogan where construction is prohibited.Filed under: Headlines