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Beach Erosion at Melia Bali A Growing Concern

Hotel's Management Call for Urgent Action from Bali's Regional and Provincial Leaders.

(3/2/2009) Beach erosion and abrasion at Nusa Dua in front of the Melia Bali Hotel is becoming increasingly severe. Changing weather and water current patterns are eating away at the once pristine beachside locate on Bali's southernmost shore.

Sadly, efforts to halt the erosion through sandbagging and other means are proving largely ineffective.

As reported in Bali Post, the Director of Human Relations for the hotel, Gede Suarasa, accompanied by the Melia's Public Relations Manager, Nova Terita, have called on the Badung regional government and the provincial government of Bali to urgently address the growing erosion problem that have the potential of disrupting the enjoyment of tourism visitors to Nusa Dua.

Nova Terita told the press, "the Melia Bali has repeatedly requested attention from the Badung regional government, but to date have received no response."

Suarasa, went on to explain that the Melia Bali has not sat still in confronting the erosion problem. Hundreds of millions of Rupiahs have been spent in supplementing sand along their beachfront. Adding: "We are ready to join efforts to prevent further erosion. We are now waiting for a certain firmness and definite steps from the regional government of Badung and provincial government of Bali."

Suarasa underlined the seriousness of the current abrasion and erosion of beachfront, warning that if all concerned allow the beach to be destroyed the natural attraction of the area for tourist visitors will be diminished.