Investors Interested in Second Airport


Buleleng regency says it is continuing to improve coordination with provincial and central government officials in a bid to get Bali’s projected second international airport sited in the regency.

Local planning chief Gede Darmaja said the Buleleng authorities were sending new data to the cabinet secretary in Jakarta and possible investors in India and Turkey.

“Whatever data is necessary, we will send,” he said.

Darmaja said an Indian investor who visited some months ago had expressed interest in Buleleng as an international airport site.

Two locations are under consideration – Kubutambahan east of Singaraja and Gerokgak, where the existing Lt Col Vishnu airfield was already established. A third possible alternative was Pemuteran.

“A lot of alternatives are being studied,” Darmaja said.

He said any proposal to build a full-scale international airport in Buleleng would require intensive community consultation. “Clearly, construction of an airport will not be at the expense of society. There is a win-win solution,” he said.

The local legislator at Gerokgak, Nyoman Adnyana, said he was not fully briefed about the proposals.

“But if the airport ends up being built at Gerokgak residents will welcome it,” he said. “It would do a lot to improve the welfare of the people.”

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3 Responses to “Investors Interested in Second Airport”

  1. troy Says:

    What a great idea, split the load. Tuban is not handling the traffic so why not send the tourist that want to chill out up north n the party tourist can go south. Hope you can get it together soon as the traffic congestion in Kuta, Legion, Seminyak, Tuban, Denpasar is a joke and is turning tourist away from the beautiful island. Also how about looking into a few multi story carparks in these areas. Come on lets try to catch up with the demand. Easy access thats what we need

  2. i Made Suwarta Says:

    my name is made Suwarta, my educational background is a bachelor of tourism, I am from Denpasar. Kubutambahan-Buleleng is the best location to build the international airport, because Kubutambahan Located at the middle and the very easy to go to Badung, Denpasar, karangasem and jembrana. and the land in kubutambahan is very a lot and very nice

  3. i Made Suwarta Says:

    great idea, and the best place to built the international airport is in Kubutambahan, because its gonnabe easy access from everywhere, like east and west of bali