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 · Bali Water: Waste Not, Want Not
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
Jln. By Pass Ida Bagus Mantra,
Jln. Pucuk 1 No. 70X
Denpasar, Bali
Indonesia

24h:
+62 (0)812 3819724
Tel:
+62 (0)361 464 032, +62 (0)361 471 0242

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Bali Water: Waste Not, Want Not

Fears that New 1,000 Percent Increase in Ground Water Costs May Render Some Bali Hotels Economically Non-Viable.


Bali News: Bali, ground water, tax, Made Magku Pastika, Bagus Sudibya, Kadin, Chamber of Commerce
Click Image to Enlarge

(1/18/2010)

BisnisBali reports that Bali's Governor Made Mangku Pastika has decided to delay the implementation of Gubernatorial Decree #16 of 2009, and will now stipulates that the 1,000% increase in the basic tariff for ground water will be fully implemented in 2011.

Governor Pastika is delaying the increase after receiving a review of the policy by a special team comprised of government and industry officials.

Putu Suardhika, a spokesman for the governor's office, said, "until the end of 2010 those using ground water will be given dispensation to pay only 50% of the new tariff." Reflecting the measures aimed to act as a strong disincentive against ground water use, industry elements will be encouraged throughout 2010 to improve the efficiency of their water usage and adopt technologies that permit the desalination of salt water.

Suardhika added: "The Governor will not revoke what he has already decided. This is for the sake of Bali. The Governor does not want to see Bali become a desert in a few year's time."

A decree signed on behalf of the governor by the Provincial Secretary for Bali, Drs. I Nyoman Yasa, stipulates that (the new) ground water taxes will be charged at 50% for 2009-2010. In 2011 the new tax will apply in full in accordance with the Governor's decree.

The provincial authorities have also indicated that they are prepared to consider tax relief for companies that can demonstrate the new tax burden will be too burdensome.

A group of hoteliers recently protested to the Regent of Badung, complaining that a ten-fold increase in the ground water tax represented too heavy a financial burden, preventing the profitable operation of their businesses.

Despite the Governor's agreement for a phased-in approach to the increased ground water taxes, many business continue to complain that a 50% reduction in 2010, prior to full implementation in 2011, still represents a viability-threatening increase in costs for many industries. The Vice-Chairman of the Bali branch of Indonesian Chamber of Commerce (KADIN), Bagus Sudibya told Bisnis.com: "We, representatives from industry, suggest the increase be staggered over 5-10 years. We ask the increase be around 100% per year or, at a maximum, 200% per year." And, while Sudibya says a 100-200% increase each year is still very 'heavy," it is preferable to a 1,000% increase over a period of only two years.

Sudibya acknowledges the government's urgent need to conserve its ground water supply and says the real solution is an improved public utility water supply. The KADIN Vice-chairman, who is also a Bali hotelier, said he would happily switch his water supply to the water board (PDAM) if piped water supplies were available.

An insight into just how threatening the new tax might be to local small hotel, the tax on the 2-3 cubic meters of water used by the average hotel guest in a single day will become Rp. 230,000 (US$23) to Rp. 335,00 (US$33.50) in 2011. This amount does not yet include the cost of electrical energy, staffing, operational and investment costs. Clearly, in some cases the new water tax will render many hotels economically non-viable without a massive increase in hotel room rates.


© 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
Russian Woman Dies at Nusa Penida
Russian Woman Dies After Plunging Down 200-meter Cliff on Nusa Penida, Bali following Motorcycle Mishap
(2/25/2018)
When a Hero Holidays in Bali
Birmingham Firefighter Comes to the Rescue of a Tourist who Fell 40-meters into a Volcanic Crater
(2/25/2018)
Hello Mudduh, Hello Faddah
Kids Go Glamping at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali
(2/25/2018)
Feeling Socially Secure in a Public Park
Indonesia’s Social Security Agency (BPJS) to Open a ‘Green Space’ in Gianyar, Bali
(2/25/2018)
Basa Bali, Sing Kenken
BASABali Wiki Working to Preserve and Protect Balinese Language and Culture
(2/25/2018)
Pacto Plots the Journey Ahead
Pacto Celebrates 50 Golden Years with Launch of a New Logo
(2/25/2018)
Managing Disruptions from Eruptions
Head of Bali Tourism Board Says Bali’s Exemplary Handling of Evacuees from Mt. Agung Demonstrates Island’s Crisis Management Skills.
(2/25/2018)
Bali’s Ambassadress of Beauty
Ayu Mirah Crowned Miss Bali 2018
(2/25/2018)
A Shocking End
Australian Expatriate Dies from Electrocution at his Home in Jimbaran, Bali
(2/25/2018)
Bali on the Way Between Auckland and Dubai
Emirates to Fly from Dubai to New Zealand via Bali Starting in June 2014
(2/25/2018)
Nyepi for the World!
Blissful Nyepi Escape at Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua Bali March 16-18, 2018
(2/25/2018)
I Think I Can Fly!
Ritz-Carlton Bali Introduces ‘Fly High Yoga’ Classes
(2/25/2018)
All [News]!