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 · Stuck at the Toll Booth
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

Stuck at the Toll Booth

Environmentalists Call on Governor to Stop Bali Toll Way Project


Bali News: Bali , Indonesia, Bali toll way, Benoa, Ngurah Rai Airport, Nusa Dua, Jasa Marga, WALHI, Bali friends of the earth, mangrove forest, Abdul Haris, excavation, environmental impact
Click Image to Enlarge

(8/17/2012)

Tens of protesting activists marched on the office of Bali’s governor on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, representing the Bali branch of Friends of the Earth (WLH) to urge the government of Bali to stop work on the toll way project connecting Benoa – Ngurah Rai Airport – Nusa Dua that they see as destroying the local environment.

Quoted by the State News Agency Antara, the coordinator of the protest held in front of the governor’s office, Abdul Haris, said: “The are violations and systematic destruction of the environment being committed by PT Jasa Marga. Therefore we are demanding that the governor of Bali urgently halt the construction of the toll way over the waterway while a new analysis on the environmental impact of the project is completed.”

Walhi says that PT Jasa Marga has violated its initial environmental protection plan and destroyed the ocean’s ecology by excavating thousands of tons of limestone. To emphasize their protests, the activists brought large pictures of the ongoing construction as proof of the project’s destruction of the ecology. Protestors told the Bali Post the excavated road way already covers a distance of 3 kilometers, measures 30 meters wide, and rise more than 3 meters above the water’s surface

Hairs told the press that the initial project design submitted by PT Jasa Marga assured no excavation of the protected mangrove would take place, when, in fact, large scale excavations sre underway causing damage to the mangrove forests.

The activists are calling on the governor to halt the PT Jasa Marga toll way project in order to protect Bali’s natural environment.

Meanwhile, the toll project managers are promising to complete the toll way project by April 26, 2013, in order to have the new road way in operation before a major APEC conference to be held in late 2013 in Bali.


© 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]!