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 · Bali's Road to Perdition
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

Bali's Road to Perdition

Badly Behind Schedule, Bali Law Makers Say Ida Bagus Mantra Highway Project is in Shambles.


Bali News: Bali's Road to Perdition
Click Image to Enlarge

(12/27/2010)

Legislators from the Bali provincial House of Representatives (DPRD) have branded the continuing construction work on the Ida Bagus Mantra Bypass highway project as disorganized with no clear date in hand for the project's completion. According to Beritabali.com, the House is calling on the contractor to act responsibly, underlining of the hundreds of billions of Rupiahs consumed by the road building project.

The legislator's demands were issued at a meeting between the DPRD, the head of Bali's Public Works Department, Dewa Putu Punia Asa, and the Metropolitan Road Development Chief for Region VIII, Riel J. Mantik. Also present at the meeting were representatives from the contractor and consultants who originally won the contract to build the divided highway connecting Denpasar with Kusamba.

The Vice-chairman of the DPRD-Bali, Ketut Suwandi, was stinging in his criticism, saying: "the Ida Bagus Mantra road project is a mess. The consultants have stopped working on the project since last September."

When grilled by Suwandi and others at the House meeting, representatives of the contractor and the consultants were apparently confused and unable to elaborate on a list of 24 items blamed for the project's continuing delay. Suwandi complained: "they can't even tell us what the problem is. The project worth hundreds of billions (Rupiah) is a mess."

The chairman of Commission III of the DPRD-Bali, Agus Suradnyana, said the excuses offered by the contractors were illogical and could not be accepted by the House. Adding: "The contractors were unprepared to deal with foreign supervisor and consultants. Because they couldn't communicate and interact (with foreigners) the project turned into a mess."

The road construction project with is part of the internationally funded 'Eastern Indonesia National Road Improvement Project' (ENRIP Bali 01) with a stated value of Rp 180.8 billion (US$ 20 million).

The large road construction project is being carried out by two large Jakarta companies Jaya Konstruksi and Duta Graha and stretches a distance of 10.79 kilometers.

Through December 14, 2010, the project has fallen far behind its targeted 96.68% completion goal, achieving instead only a 74.2% completion factor.

As a result, contractors are now facing large penalties for their failure to deliver the project according to schedule.

Related Article

[A Path Paved with Good Intentions]


© 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
When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go
27-Year Old Australian Man Standing Trial in April 2014 Hijacking Scare on a Bali-Bound Virgin Australia Flight
(10/31/2014)
Now, Let us Pray
Religious Affair Minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin Proposes Legislation to End Religious Persecution in Indonesia
(10/31/2014)
Bali's Man at the Presidential Palace
A.A. Gede Ngurah Puspayoga is Sole Balinese Named to Joko Widodo's Presidential Cabinet
(10/31/2014)
Vox Populi in Bali
Province of Bali Introduces Monthly Open Forum to Allow Citizens to Voice Criticism and Recommendations to Provincial Officials
(10/31/2014)
Conned by Condotels?
Marketer and Developer of Swiss-Belhotel Bali Condotel Project in Bali Being Sued by Unhappy Purchasers
(10/31/2014)
When Governments Fail to Act
Bankruptcy of Kintamani Restaurants Blamed on Bad Governance
(10/31/2014)
Arief Yahya Named Indonesia's Minister of Tourism
President Joko Widodo Picks Telkom CEO to be Indonesia's Tourism Czar
(10/31/2014)
Christmas Holiday Start for AirAsia X Bali-Melbourne Service
Indonesia AirAsia X to Start Flights Five Times Each Week Bali-Melbourne on December 26, 2014
(10/31/2014)
Tourism Drawing Lines in the Sand
Indonesian Minister of Tourism Label Malaysia and Thailand as 'Common Enemies' of Indonesian Tourism - Calling for Better Information Technology and Enhanced Hygiene
(10/31/2014)
Will Bali Put Crooked Moneychangers Out of Business?
Bank Indonesia Changing Registration Rules for Bali Moneychangers
(10/31/2014)
Beyond Bali
ASITA Calls on New Tourism Minister to Focus on More than Merely Bali in Designing Tourism Policies
(10/31/2014)
Be it Never so Humble
Export of Knockdown House from Bali Remains Sluggish
(10/31/2014)
All [News]!