Denpasar’s Municipal Enforcement Agency (Dinas Tramtib dan Satpol PP) is taking steps against tens of small-scale laundry operations located along main roadways in Bali’s capital.
The head of the Agency, I.B. Alit Wiradana, said on Monday, January 7, 2013: “We are warning and bringing into line (with the regulations) the owners of the laundries who are drying clothes on sidewalks, parks and public areas along the entire length of Jalan Nangka Utara until Antasura.”
According to the State News Agency Antara, the current drive is motivated by complaints received from the public claiming the clothes drying activities of local laundries disrupt their daily lives.
Most complaints are coming from pedestrians who are forced to walk on the roadways because sidewalks are filled with racks of drying clothing.
“We are not forbidding people to operate their businesses, but, at the same time, we need to protect Denpasar’s aesthetic. Because of this, the laundries must dry their customers’ clothes in more acceptable locations.
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