Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Keeping Expectations Grounded
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Keeping Expectations Grounded

Final Decision Said to be Imminent on Location of New North Bali Airport


Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, Ketut Teneng, North Bali Airport, Kubutambahan, Sumberkima, Singaraja
Click Image to Enlarge

(1/17/2014)

While the debate continues of the final location for a proposed second international airport for Bali somewhere along the Island’s north shore, the provincial spokesperson, I Ketut Teneng, said a final decision on the location would be made near the end of January 2014.

Two sites are reportedly in the running located in Sumberkima west of Singaraja or Kubutambahan east of Singaraja.

Teneng said studies comparing the two sites are now before the Ministry of Transportation in Jakarta.

Estimates suggests whichever site is finally chosen, some 650 hectares of land will be needed to create a modern airport. The proposed site in Kubutambahan comprises only 400 hectares, meaning an additional 250-hectare must still be identified by the Buleleng Regency and the Province in order to allow the project to go ahead in that location.

A new site in north Kubutambahan has been identified that would require less displacement of existing households and businesses and an earlier Kubutambahan site. The quality of the proposed land is poor and arid, not suitable for agricultural pursuits. Teneng said these factors should make the acquisition of land for the project less problematic.

Teneng insisted the provincial government of Bali remains committed to creating an airport in North Bali in the regency of Buleleng. At the same time, the provincial spokesperson warned that all involved in developing the project must remain realistic in their expectations.

Ideally, he explained, in one month the new airport should be able to handle 10,000 passengers on an inbound and outbound basis. “Will this target be achieved or not? Don’t let us fail to hit that target and see the government suffer losses,” he said.

Reminding  that Bali is, after all, a small island, Teneng admitted it will be difficult to persuade people to fly into Buleleng when most tourists want to visit the southernmost tourist areas. Because of this, a supporting infrastructure of roads connecting the new airport with the South is also needed.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Chinese New Year Rush Bound for Bali
Garuda Indonesia Announces New Charter Routes from China to Bali for Lunar New Year Holidaymakers
(1/14/2017)
Oh, Deer!
Five Poachers Abandon Car, Guns and Dead Game at West Bali National Park When Confronted by Park Rangers
(1/15/2017)
Qui Moi?
French Tourist Arrested Shoplifting at Bali Airport
(1/15/2017)
An Endangered Tiger
Tigerair Suspend Ticket Sales from Australia to Bali until March 25, 2017
(1/14/2017)
This is a Steak Out!
MyWarung’s L'Entrecôte May be Bali’s Best Steak Value
(1/15/2017)
Advance Australia Fairway!
Australia Day Golf Tournament at Bali National Golf Resort Thursday, January 26, 2017
(1/14/2017)
Starling, Starling Night
Begawan Foundation to Hold ‘A Starling Night’ Art Exhibition and Silent Auction on Friday, February 10, 2017 at Big Tree Farm Chocolate Factory
(1/14/2017)
The Last Bite
Australian Surfer Suffers Rare Shark Attack off West Bali Beach
(1/15/2017)
A Park at its Peak of Popularity
Lombok Mount Rinjani Records More than 91,412 visitors in 2016
(1/14/2017)
Improvements Planned for Bali Airport in 2017
More Parking, Better Taxi Access, Improved Internet and Runway Enhancements in the Cards for Bali’s Airport in 2017
(1/14/2017)
Game Changers, Name Changers
Colliers International Tracks 18 New Hotels and 8 Branding Transitions in Bali in 2016
(1/14/2017)
A Yen for Thievery
Police Arrest Hotel Employee in Kuta for Stealing Cash from Japanese Guest
(1/14/2017)
All [News]!