Indonesia to go forward with new airfield in northern Bali: Report

JAKARTA: Plans to rise a new airfield in northern Bali will go ahead, Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Pandjaitan told internal media on Monday (Apr 2). 


Luhut had formerly pronounced a supervision elite to enhance a existent Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar, a Jakarta Post reported, though on Monday pronounced that building a new airfield in the north of a island would be cheaper due to a high cost of land in Denpasar.

Nearly 27 trillion rupiah (US$1.96 billion) would be indispensable to rise a second runway in Denpasar though a projected boost in annual newcomer ability would usually be 10 million, Jakarta Post reported Luhut as saying, citing kontan.co.id.

However, building a new airfield in a north would cost 6.3 trillion rupiah, he said, adding that a 7.5km fee highway joining north and south Bali could also be grown with a remaining funds, and that a north Bali airfield devise had Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s support.

Luhut had formerly pronounced a supervision had cancelled a devise to build an airfield in north Bali following a formula of a World Bank and PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur study, a Jakarta Post reported, adding that a problem in building a railway between north and south Bali had also been a factor. 

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