Close
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 · Welcome Aboard! Is this the Singaraja Choo Choo?
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

Welcome Aboard! Is this the Singaraja Choo Choo?

Culture and Tourism Minister Suggests a Railway May be the Best Alternative to a Proposed Toll Road.


Bali News: Welcome Aboard! Is  this the Singaraja Choo Choo?
Click Image to Enlarge

(2/14/2005)

As reported by www.balidiscovery.com [Java to Bali Toll Road], Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has proposed building a toll road from western Java to eastern Bali, connecting the islands with a bridge as a solution to traffic congestion and encourage the economic development of the Island.

The idea of a Java – Bali toll road has received less than enthusiastic support in Bali and now, according to a report carried in the Indonesian-language daily Bali Post, Indonesia's Minister of Culture and Tourism, Jero Wacik, has suggested that a railroad system circling the island might be a more acceptable and feasible alternative in Bali's search for a solution to increasing traffic and population congestion.

Bali has never had any sort of rail system.

In comments made following a religious ceremony at Batu Klotok Temple in Semarapura, Bali, on February 2, 2005, the Minister said, "I've been hearing a lot of talk against the proposed toll road, with many voices opposed to the plan. I think that the best alternative would be to develop a rail system around Bali's perimeter."

According to the Minister, Bali's low and flat coastal perimeter could support a railway that could be used by residents of Bali's eastern and western districts to commute to jobs in Denpasar. He feels this might help reduce the gridlock that has started to take hold in the capital city and reduce property pressures in the Island's south.

Thorough Assessment Needed

Wacik called for a thorough assessment of the feasibility of the proposed railroad project, conducted by the Regional Development Planning Office (Bappeda). The Minister said that he would try to secure funds for this assessment which could eventually serve as a blue print for the socialization of the proposed railroad system to the people of Bali.

Admitting that in addition to any technical and environmental viability obstacles, the Balinese will also be chiefly concerned with the potential negative impact on Balinese culture and tradition. Wacik suggest that the Balinese may have to relent on some closely held traditional beliefs in order to meet the challenges posed by increasing population and modernization.


© 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
Shorter in Paradise
Length of Stay at Bali Hotels Down Slightly in May 2014
(7/12/2014)
Taxation without Consultation
Bali Tourism Leaders Complain that US$10 Increase in VOA Introduced without Prior Consultation or Warning
(7/12/2014)
Voting and Flying Don't Mix
Passenger Loads on Indonesian Domestic Rotes Decline During Presidential Elections
(7/12/2014)
Lined Up for Take Off
Sriwijaya Air Seeking to Assume Old TigerAir Mandala Routes
(7/12/2014)
Trained in the U.S.A.
Young Indonesian Hoteliers Signing Up by the Hundreds for 12-month On-the-Job Training Experience in the U.S.A.
(7/12/2014)
Celebrating Indonesian Cuisine
Head of Indonesia Chef Association Calls for Greater Role for Balinese Cuisine and Farming Products in Bali's Tourism Industry
(7/12/2014)
Hide and Seek
Director of Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel Missing for More than 2 Months Reemerges in Yogyakarta.
(7/12/2014)
Counting the Damage
Devastating Fire at Seririt Traditional Market Has Affected the Lives of 1,200 Local Traders
(7/12/2014)
It's a Bali Holiday . . . Inn
IHG Group Opens Holiday Inn Express Bali Raya Kuta
(7/12/2014)
Ozzie Rules
Australian Tourist Threatens Villa Staff with a Gun
(7/12/2014)
The Suite Life
The Mulia – Nusa Dua, Bali Joins List of Top 101 Suites of The World by Elite Traveler
(7/12/2014)
Put Him in a Lock-Up ‘till He’s Older
Indonesian Dive Boat Captain Sentenced to 3 Years Prison for Negiligent Homicide in the Death of 2 Japanese Divers
(7/11/2014)
All [News]!
 
Tourism and Transport Tourism Agents