Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · A Call for a Halt to New Strip Malls and Hotels in Bali
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

A Call for a Halt to New Strip Malls and Hotels in Bali

State Planning Minister Joins Bali Legislators in Demanding a Freeze on Large Tourism Investments.


Bali News:
Click Image to Enlarge

(4/13/2009)

Indonesia's Minister State Minister for National Development Planning and National Development Planning Board Chairman, Paskah Suzetta, has warned Bali's leaders to stop granting permits for strip malls in Bali. Quoted in Radar Bali, Suzetta told a public hearing on development planning in Bali: "I ask that Bali's governor no longer grant permits for 'ruko' (strip malls) and for big hotels in Bali. Bali is already crowded with rukos that have popped up everywhere."

The planning minister said that if people still want to create tourism accommodation they should not undertake big projects. He went on to call for a "people's based tourism" using small homes and buildings made from traditional materials. Suzetta add: "This involves the environment. I am sad to see Bali build rukos and large hotels. Eventually the character of Bali will be lost. While modifications may be needed, don't make hotels out of concrete."

In a separate article in Radar Bali, Denpasar's town council endorsed Suzetta's comments, even if to do so would decrease local tax revenues. The city counselors claimed that Bali's governor should not be reluctant to call a halt to issuing building permits for hotels and ruko, insisting that any loss in tax revenues could be addressed in closer control of the existing tax asset base.

A member of Commission A of the Denpasar Council, I Ketut Agung Nurjaya, complained that each year the open land area of Denpasar decreases in the face on non-stop physical development. He also warned that the uncontrolled construction of new hotels will eventually lead to unhealthy competition in the accommodation sector.

Nurjaya also criticized the uncontrolled building of rukos or strip malls, claiming too many were being built resulting in a number of half-completed empty ruko projects. Calling for a halt to new permits for rukos, Nurjaya said that the green open areas within Denpasar should be held at the 35% level.

Meanwhile, zoning officials in Denpasar have expressed little interest in curbing the island’s growth. The chief of the Zoning and Residential Service (DTRP), I Kadek Kusuma Diputra, told Radar Bali that his department have no current plans to discuss and consider the recommendation of National Planning Board Chairman. Explained Diputra: "Any decision to stop issuing building permits (IMB) for rukos and hotels depends on the polices established by the local government and elected representative. It's not my place to answer these questions."

When pressed to provide a count on the total number of rukos in Bali, Diputra revealed there are two sets of data on this subject. One for the number built before the building permit division was established and another for the period after its establishment. Pressed further to reveal those numbers, he told the press: "Excuse me. Ask me again tomorrow. It's time to go home."


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
An Island of Winners
Winners of the 2016 Yak Awards
(12/4/2016)
Taro – Where Elephants are Loved in Bali
Nigel Mason of Bali’s Elephant Safari Park Defends Affection and Positive Reinforcement as the Only Way to Train an Elephant
(12/4/2016)
Overly Ambitious Tourism Targets
A University of Indonesia Economist Faisal Basri Questions if 20 Million Tourist Target by 2019 is Realistic
(12/4/2016)
The Hillsides Are Alive
Petang Area of Bali Under Threat of Isolation Due to Landslide
(12/4/2016)
Spinning Wheels of Protest
Disabled Group in Wheelchairs Travel 17 km to Demand Access for the Disabled
(12/4/2016)
World’s State Bankers to Meet in Bali
Bali to Host Annual IMF and World Bank Meeting in October 2018 - More than 13,000 Expected to Attend
(12/4/2016)
Putting an End to a Boondoggle
Denpasar, Bali Official on Trial for Corrupting Rp. 2 billion in Official Travel Funds
(12/4/2016)
Farewell Grand Nikko, Welcome Hilton Bali Resort
Grand Nikko Brand Exits Bali with Rebranding as Hilton Bali Resort
(12/4/2016)
A Warung that Wows!
Chef Hugo Coudurier Experience at 3-Star Michelin Award Restaurants and his Surfboard to Bali to Open Two New Eateries in Canggu and Echo Beach.
(12/4/2016)
Jenggala at 40
Jenggala Keramic Month-Long Celebration of Four Decades of Magnificent Design
(12/4/2016)
Bill Bailey - Please Come Home to Bali?
Famous UK Comedian Bill Bailey to Perform at Trans Resort Bali on Saturday, December 17, 2016.
(12/4/2016)
And the Sea Rushes In
The Lovina Bali in North Bali Defends Installation of Temporary Breakwater as Needed to Stop Beach Erosion
(12/4/2016)
All [News]!