Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · PDIP-Bali: Reclaim, But Not in Our Name
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
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

++62 361 286 283

++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)

U.K. Fax:

Australian Fax:

++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

Bali News

PDIP-Bali: Reclaim, But Not in Our Name

PDIP-Bali Officially Rejects Plans to Reclaim Portions of Benoa Bay

Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, PDIP-Bali, Peopleís Democratic Partu of Struggle, PT Tirta Wahana Bali, Benoa Bay, reclamation, mangrove forest, Ketut Tama Tenaya, Ngurah Oka Ratmadi, Benoa Bay, Tommy Winata
Click Image to Enlarge


The governing council of the Bali branch of the People’s Democratic Party for Struggle (PDIP – Bali) has adopted an official position in opposition to plans to reclaim portions of an 838 hectare mangrove forest in Benoa Bay by PT Tirta Wahanan Bali.

A letter issued by the Governor has supposedly given that company a 30-year concession with an extension option for an additional 20 years.

PDIP-Bali has issued a formal position statement  that the reclamation of Benoa Bay will have a negative impact on Bali’s desire to foster cultural tourism.

As reported by, a coordination meeting of the governing council of PDIP-Bali and members of the party’s fraction at the Bali House of Representatives (DPRD-Bali) on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, saw the party adopt a unified stance in opposition to the Governor’s decree permitting the reclamation project. Furthermore, the PDIP-Bali declared the Governor’s decree illegal because it was not in accordance with the recommendations of the legislative council, violates a number of laws and was not preceded by a comprehensive feasibility study.

For all these reasons, PDIP-Bali wants the Governor's decree revoked.

Ketut Tama Tenaya, the chairman of the PDI-P fraction at the DPRD-Bali, told the press. “The conclusion of the meeting was that PDIP is steadfast in rejecting the reclamation plan.”

The meeting attended by PDIP-Bali politicians was held behind closed doors and led by the chairman of the Bali chapter of the party, AA Ngurah Oka Ratmadi. The gathering resulted in three resolutions. First, the party firmly rejects any plans to reclaim portions of Benoa Bay and the Governor’s decree authorizing such projects. Secondly, the PDIP-Bali expressed the desire that Bali’s development should be for and by the people of Bali and not done at the bidding of investors. Thirdly, PDIP-Bali remains committed to cultural tourism in Bali, adding that the proposed reclamation project would have a negative effect of the already over-crowded areas of South Bali.

Related Article

[Connecting the Dots in Bali]

© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to


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
Bad Smells from the Kitchens?
Drainage Ditch at Bali Airport Filled with Foul-Smelling Pollution Suspected to Come for Airline Catering Building
Cherishing the Children
St. Regis Resort Bali and Laguna Resort & Spa Raises More than $20,000 for UNICEF at Lavish Beachside Moonlight Dinner
Itís a Bali Holiday
Official National Holidays and Shared Holidays in Indonesia for 2017
Me and My Guitar
West Bali Police Send Home 18 Punkers on a Personal Sojourn in Bali
Passport to a Clean Bureaucracy
Indonesian Immigration Service Joins the Anti-Corruption Campaign
Welcoming the Ultra-rich to Indonesia
Indonesia Eases the Rules for the Visits by Private Yachts and Private Aircraft to Indonesia
Those in Knead
Bali Culinary Professionals Teach Bali Orphans How to Bake
A Galactic Calamity
Garuda Indonesia Ban Samsung Galaxy 7 Smart Phones from all Flights
Copping it for Murdering a Copper
David Taylor and Sara Connor Headed for Day in Court in Murder of a Balinese Policeman
Seeking New Connections
Provincial and Regency Sources Scramble to Raise Fund to Replace Pedestrian Bridge Between Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan
A Very Bad Exchange
French Exchange Student Arrested in Bali for Stealing a Motorcycle
Snake or Lizard?
Strange Reptile that Visited Bali Policemanís Home Has People Wondering: Is it a Snake or a Lizard?
All [News]!