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Cruise Ships to Run Amuk in East Bali

New Bali Cruise Port of Amuk Expected to Open in September 2009.

(5/18/2008) The National News Agency Antara reports that the Ministry of Transportation is disbursing another Rp. 20 billion (US$2.2 million) towards the construction of a new port facility at Amuk in Karangasem, East Bali.

The Rp. 20 billion follows a Rp. 10 billion (US$1.1 million) contribution made in 2007 toward a total project cost of Rp. 70 billion (US$7.6 million).

According to Antara, the port is expected to be completed and in operation by September 2009.

Tourism Ministry spokesmen are confident that improved port facilities will allow large cruise ships to dock and disembark passengers in Bali, luring an increasing number of cruise ships to Indonesia.

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