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 is Bursting at the Seams
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

Bali is Bursting at the Seams

Citing Strains on the Island's Infrastructure, Provincial Official Says Bali's Carrying Capacity for Foreign Tourist is 2.5 million.


Bali News: Bali, tourism, carrying capacity, infrastructure, Bali Development Association, Ketut Gede Putra
Click Image to Enlarge

(8/7/2010)

The carrying capacity for visiting tourists to Bali may be nearing the maximum ability of Bali to adequately serve the needs of domestic and international travelers.

Underlining this concern, Ketut Wija, the 2nd Assistant for the Secretariat of the Province of Bali told Bisnis.com that Bali's current population total is put at 3.5 million people. Meanwhile, foreign tourists in 2009 totaled 2.2 million with domestic tourist totals put at 2.5 million. The resulting combined tourist total of 4.7 million represents a number that is 188% of the island's total residents.

"With totals such a these you can imaging how crowded Bali has become," explained Wija at a seminar held to mark the 48th anniversary of Bali's Udayana University, Wija remarked.

He went on the say that with the targeted 2.3 million foreign tourists coming to Bali in 2010, the current over-crowding will become only more acute. For instance, he pointed to the inadequate supporting infrastructure in place in Bali which has brought traffic jams to various locations across the island.

Wija believes the ideal number of tourists to Bali in any one year should not exceed 2.5 million foreign visitors. He said Bali's infrastructure could not compare with nearby Singapore which annually welcomes 10 million tourists.

Bali is playing a game of catch-up, trying to augment its inadequate infrastructure by undertaking the building of new overpass highways, creating new port facilities and enlarging the international airport.

"Hopefully Bali will (soon) have a representative airport with managers predicting completion of current expansion programs in 2013," said Wija.

Wija called for special attention to be paid the cleanliness, the environment and the severe traffic jams now affecting the island.

Separately, the chairman of the Bali Development Association, Ketut Gede Putra, said the openness of the Balinese people provides the momentum for Bali to take the necessary steps to enhance and improve the island's development. "At this time, the people of Bali need to be aware of the various options being placed before them to overcome the island’s problems, such as discussions on overcoming traffic congestion by building overpasses," explained Putra while, at the same time, raising concerns about the lack of clean water and electricity in Bali.


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

       

 
Plaga Wine
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
When Meeting Planners Meet
‘Thank You’ Party held for Members of the Bali MICE Initiative
(2/7/2016)
A Record Year
Bali by the Numbers: Bali Tops 4 Million Visitors in 2015
(2/7/2016)
Enter the Year of the Monkey
Bali Expecting a Surge in Chinese Visitors for Lunar New Year
(2/7/2016)
When Helping Others is Highly Fashionable
Bali Smile Foundation Fashion Show Sales and Fund Raiser in Ubud, Friday, February 26, 2016
(2/8/2016)
The Evil of Advertising
Denpasar Government Begins to Dismantle Roadside Advertising for Cigarettes
(2/7/2016)
Reclaiming Sanity
Tourism Experts Warn Reclamation of Benoa Bay will Only Worsen Critical Over-Supply of Hotel Rooms in Bali
(2/7/2016)
Interview: Rainy Hendriany – Foreign Ownership Update
Foreign Property Ownership in Indonesia – One Step Forward and Two Steps Back?
(2/8/2016)
Half a World is Now Just One Flight Away
United Airlines to Introduce 15-Hour Non-Stop San Francisco to Singapore in June 2016
(2/7/2016)
London Calling
Garuda Indonesia to Fly to London from Jakarta Starting March 31, 2016
(2/7/2016)
Drawing Lines in the Sand
Villagers Issue Deadline Ultimatum of March 20, 2016 to Hotel InterContinental Canggu
(2/7/2016)
Pass the Popcorn!
10th BALINALE Bali Film Festival September 24-30, 2016
(2/7/2016)
Tiger Shows it Stripes
TigerAir Reveals the Look of Planes to be Operated on Oz to Bali flights.
(2/7/2016)
All [News]!