The beachfront at Tanjung Benoa, adjacent to Nusa Dua in South Bali, will soon have its own Bali Lifeguard Station (Balwista) funded by Rp. 221 million (US$24,500) from the provincial budget for 2011.
The head if the tourist office for Badung, Cokorda Raka Darmawan, told NusaBali that the new lifeguard station would become fully operational in 2012.
A total of 8-10 members of Bali’s professional lifeguard corps will be assigned to work the new post working over two daily shifts every day.
Cokorda promised that the lifeguards assigned to Tanjung Benoa would receive special training and special equipment in order to deal with the specific conditions at Tanjung Benoa and the heavy concentration of water sports activities operating from that beach.
NusaBali reports that the regional government of Badung has already held coordinating meetings with a local community organizations (LPM) and the Association of Water Sports Operators (Gahawisri) at Tanjung Benoa to ensure a smooth introduction of the new lifesaving post.
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