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Working for the Free Flow of Traffic and Run Off

Bali's Capital of Denpasar Investing in Roads, Sewers and Drainage.

(4/5/2010) According to the Bali Post, the number of vehicles traveling on Bali's roads have increase 17.2% in the period 2005-2009. As a result, traffic jams which were once unheard of in Bali are becoming more commonplace. According to the spokesman for Bali's capital city of Denpasar, Made Erwin Suryadarma, the roads worst affected by traffic jams include Jalan Teuku Umar, Jalan Diponegoro, Jalan Wahidin and Jalan Gajah Mada.

To help improve the condition of local roads the Denpasar government managed to asphalt 462.7 kilometers of roads in 2009. The government credits its ability to pave roads, many of which are village roads and small alleys, to the support and contributions of the public. Simultaneous with efforts to pave roads has been the accompanying effort to construct drainage ditches to prevent flooding in crowded residential areas of Denpasar.

The municipal government of Denpasar has also now installed 8,116 km of feeder lines for the cities centralized waste-water management system together with the introduction of communal sewage collection systems in 7 separate locations.