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Importing Sand and Cement

Airport Underpass Update: 11% Completed and On Target for Opening September 2017

(12/17/2017) Those in charge of building the new underpass at the entrance to Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport say the eruption of Mount Agung has created some additional obstacles to the project’s completion due to the higher cost of sand that can no longer be mined on the slopes of the volcano in Karangasem Regency.

DenPost said a range of materials, including sand and cement, are now being shipped from locations in Java and Lombok.

A government executive supervising the project said there were no other significant obstacles standing in the way of the underpass’s completion. The boring of land for pile installation was proceeding according to plan

Meanwhile, those in charge of building the project are still waiting for the Badung Water Board (PDAM-Badung) to relocate piping that is targeted for completion by February 2018.

Contractors say the underpass project that was started in September is now at an 11.02% level of completion in early December. The underpass is expected to be fully operational before October 2018 in time for a major World Bank – IMF conference to be held that month.

The 712-meter long underpass will cost a total of Rp. 168 billion in development funds.