Beritabali.com reports that members Regional Representative Council of Indonesia (DPD - Dewan Perwakilan Daerah Republik Indonesia) paid a surprise visit to the Hotel Mulia Bali project on Tuesday, September 18, 2012.
During the DPD visit its members called on the large hotel project to soon open in Sawangan, Nusa Dua to be sure follow all rules and regulations.
Leading the inspection team was DPD member Wayan Sudirta
The group initially visited a local temple adjacent to the hotel – Pura Geger before touring the hotel complex.
During that inspection, Sudirta asked a number of questions, including the setback distance of the hotel’s buildings from the shoreline; the situation of Pura Geger; and the welfare of seaweed farmers now using the waters surrounding the hotel.
“Our goal in visiting the project was to determine in its construction was in accordance with the law and if any rules have been violated. The fate of seaweed farmers must also be attended to. Let make the future fate of these farmers clear. (There needs) to be a guarantee that the seaweed farming can continue,” said Sudirta.
The Hotel Mulia Bali represented by the general affairs officer, Gusti Ngurah Rahardja, told the press that the construction of the hotel is in accordance with all existing rules and regulations.
“The building of the Hotel Mulia meets all the existing rules, including the building permit (IMB) and (also) follows the regulations from the Badung regency. Everything has a permit, including the set back from the shoreline,” explained Rahardja.
The 2009 Zoning Law for Bali (RTRWP) requires that no permanent structure be built within 100 meters of the ocean’s high water mark.
The construction of the Hotel Mulia Bali project is now 90% completed. The hotel with 750 rooms is slated to open before the end of 2012.
Sudirta said his team would continue to visit the project to ensure all rules and regulations concerning its construction and operations are obeyed.
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