The regent of Buleleng in North Bali, Putu Agus Suradnyana, has announced that the Kubutambahan area of his regency on the outskirts of Singaraja has been selected as the location for a North Bali airport.
Quoted by the National News Agency Antara, Suradnyana said: “From the three short listed locations (for the airport), in the end the Ministry of Transportation decided to build the new airport in the north at Kubutambahan.”
The regency said Kubutambahan scored highest in comparison to the alternatives of Gerokgak and Celukan Bawang.
“Kubutambahan scored 92.50. This score far surpassed the scores of Gerokgak and Celukan Bawang,” Suradnyana explained.
In times past, Singaraja serves as the capital of Bali and the Lesser Sunda Islands.
While the Ministry of Transportation has chosen the Kubutambahan area for a new airport, no detailed plan for such a facility has yet to clearly articulated or funding allocated for the airport’s construction in State budgets.
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