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 Suspended Highway
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 Suspended Highway

Bali Provincial Official Orders Halt to Excavation of South Baliís Mangrove Forest by Toll Way Builders


Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, Benoa-Ngurah Rai-Nusa Dua, Toll Way, Bali Friends of the Earth, WALHI, PT Jasa Marga, BLH, Bali Environmental Agency, mangrove forest, mangrove destruction, bottom land, excavation, pollution, environmental impact study, Nyoman Sujaya
Click Image to Enlarge

(8/24/2012)

Radar Bali reports that complaints and street demonstration by the Bali Friends of the Earth (WALHI) have resulted in an order from the provincial government of Bali to halt the excavation of bottom lands in Bali’s southern mangrove forest by PT Jasa Marga Bali – the company constructing the new toll road connection Benoa – Ngurah Rai Airport – Nusa Dua.

The decision to halt any further destruction of the bottom land was announced by WALHI on Wednesday, August 22, 2012.

Efforts by Radar Bali to confirm the order with the provincial government have been unsuccessful. When the newspaper contacted the head of Bali Environmental Agency (BLH), Nyoman Sujaya, he confirmed that the province had reviewed the report of excavation of mangrove forests by PT Jasa Marga. “We have summoned them a short while ago, before the Lebaran holiday. Mr. Wija (2nd Assistant for the province) led the meeting,” Sujaya said.

Sujaya explained that as a result of that meeting, it was determined that the excavation of the mangrove by PT Jasa Marga Bali represented a major error. Such excavation was not mentioned in the environmental impact study submitted before the project commenced. He also denied rumors that the BLH had granted permission for the excavation of bottom land. “We had no idea, the ocean had been damaged. Violation of the environmental impact study have been committed for which we have never given permission,” said Sujaya.

Following that meeting PT Jasa Marga was ordered to stop the excavation, warning that reprimands will be issued if additional excavation is performed.

He said that a new environmental impact study would not need to be carried out, at the latest by September.

Meanwhile the BLH has taken water samples at the project that have proven that pollution levels in the mangrove have increased as the result of the excavation. Those test results have become the basis for the order to end the continuing excavation of bottom lands

Related Article

[Stuck at the Toll Booth]

[Waist Deep in the Bid Muddy]


© 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
Bike, Run and Swim in Bali
Herbalife Bali International Triathlon Ė a Race for the Soul on Sunday, October 25, 2015
(3/29/2015)
Meet in Bali
9th Edition of the Bali Meeting Guide to be Published in September 2015
(3/29/2015)
Fragrant Wine for the Fragrant Harbor
Hatten Winesí Pino de Bali Fortified Wines Served at the Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong
(3/29/2015)
Admission Tickets on the Increase
Admission Charges to Increase at South Bali Public Tourist Attraction on January 1, 2016
(3/29/2015)
When People Leave their Manners at Home
Editorial: Confusion, Conflicting Rules and Bad Manners Surround Plans to Limit Beer Sales Commencing April 16, 2015
(3/29/2015)
Conrad Living Lobby Art Exhibition
The World of Indonesian Puppetry in an Exhibition by I Ketut Sudiana in the Lobby of The Conrad Bali Resort and Spa April 3- June 30, 2015
(3/29/2015)
Going with the Grain
Klungkung Regency in Bali to Develop Sea Salt Production as a Tourist Attraction
(3/29/2015)
Fruit from the Tree of Good and Evil
Falling Durian Kills Second Man in Bali in a Single Season
(3/29/2015)
Safety Ranking for Indonesian Airlines
Transportation Ministry to Give Safety Ranking to Indonesian Airlines and Enforce Minimum Air Fleet Size of 10 Planes
(3/29/2015)
We Only Have Eye for You!
Immigration Introducing New Electronic Tracking Systems to Keep Track of Foreign Visitors
(3/29/2015)
Indonesiaís Waterloo?
Tourist Minister Says Dirty Public Toilets Make Indonesian Non-Competitive in Attracting Visitors
(3/29/2015)
Missing at Sea
Domestic Tourist Drowns at Tanah Lot
(3/29/2015)
All [News]!