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Bali Ready for 2013 APEC Summit

Minister Pangestu: Bali On Track with Preparations for APEC Summit Coming in October 2013

(8/30/2012) Beritabali.com reports that Bali is poised and ready to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit (APEC) set to take place in October 2013.

The APEC Summit will be held at the Bali International Convention Center (BICC) and Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC) within the Nusa Dua Complex in South Bali.

The Minister for Tourism and the Creative Economy, Mari Elka Pangestu, emphasized to the press that all preparations of the APEC Summit are proceeding according to plan.

“One of the preparations underway is the expansion of the Bali Ngurah Rai Airport. This must soon be complete and is expected to be finished in June or July 2013. In addition the construction of the elevated highway over the ocean and the underpass at the Dewa Ruci intersection will be completed by August 2013,” explained Pangestu as a planning meeting for the APEC Summit held at the Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC) in Nusa Dua on Saturday, August 28, 2012.

The regent of Badung, A.A. Gde Agung, who participated in the planning meeting said that for each of the 21 heads of state and accompanying delegations attending the APEC Summit one hotel in the BTDC complex and surrounding areas will be set aside. In other word, each national delegation will have its own hotel.

In order to meet the accommodation requirement of the APEC Summit starred hotels outside the BTDC Complex will also be used including Tanjung Benoa, Sawangan, Jimbaran and Uluwatu.