Still No Decision on North Bali Airport Site

SINGARAJA

A final decision has not been made on the location for the construction of a second airport in Bali, destined to be built somewhere in the island’s underdeveloped north.

A joint team has been appointed to investigate possible locations, but it has yet to make a decision, Buleleng Regent Bagiada announced this week.

“No, the team has not been able to establish the location,” he said after leading a meeting between the parties involved, including regency officials, researchers and investors.

Bagiada said he was as yet unable to offer any information about the team’s preliminary findings.

A Indian investor is understood to be backing the airport plan, and Tuesday’s meeting was attended by Karl Rajendran, Nurhan Jalal and Hari Abdul Japar as representatives of the investor. Buleleng regency secretary Ketut Puspaka and other local politicians and civil servants were also present.

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2 Responses to “Still No Decision on North Bali Airport Site”

  1. Ubud Lover Glenn Says:

    Why another airport? Bali’s roads and infrastructure can bearly cope now. An extra airport means more tourists. Balinese need to think hard about how many tourists they want to come in because too many will destroy Bali. Tourism tends to destroy the thing that attracted it. Having done that, they move to the next “hot spot”. You will just be left with the Aussie trailer trash(I am an Aussie). Think back 20 years and how did the place look? Who will make the big money? Indians and Javanese? Balinese will mainly work the businesses for them. My belief is that you should limit tourist and tax them harder. AND make sure that the money raised is used to improve and repair the existing infrastructure e.g. roads and waste management. Really, how many more big tourist buses do you need on the road at the moment? What happens when there is a downturn due to economic problems or currency fluctuations? What happens if there are serious hostilies occurring that reduce air travel? Think hard before you take the plunge.

  2. Leah Says:

    I hope this will not happen! Nature must die and the traditional culture will get smaller and smaller.. For me, a new airport destroys a part of Bali’s magic!! 🙁

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