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 · Enough, Already!
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

Enough, Already!

Bali Governor Pastika Declares an End to Debate Over Reclamation of Benoa Bay

Bali News:
Click Image to Enlarge


Bali’s governor Made Mangku Pastika has officially declared the long-standing polemic over the reclamation of portions of Benoa Bay as “closed.”

As reported by NusaBali, the Governor said the feasibility study conducted by Bali’s Udayana University on the proposed reclamation of Benoa Bay has determined that the proposed reclamation project is not viable.

Based on the results of the Udayana University Study, the Governor has declared the “book closed” in a statement he delivered before Commission X of the Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR) on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 in a meeting convened at the Pastika’s office in Renon, Denpasar.

The National Legislators from Commission X made a special visit to Bali to investigate the facts surrounding the reclamation project and a proposal to designate the Besakih Temple and Gunung Agung area as a Strategic National Tourism Zone (KSPN).

Governor Pastika emphasized at the hearing that the problem of reclamation was now moot. Pastika said the reclamation, front-page news in The Bali Post for a number of weeks, would not be carried out.

The Governor explained as a matter of law the reclamation of Benoa Bay cannot be carried out because the area in question is an officially declared conservation zone. Pastika added that when seen from a geographic standpoint, the Benoa Bay a shallow wetland, an obvious to anyone traveling the new toll way that transects the area at low tide. In addition, the governor said the Bay is at risk to damage due to the threat of tsunami that the now-defunct plans were intended to ameliorate through the creation of a series of small islands in the Bay.

Pastika also told the visitors that Bali loses between 600 and 1,000 hectares of productive farmland every year due to new investment. As a result, contends the Governor, there is high demand for new areas to accommodate the land demands of new investors.

Reclamation No Longer an Option

But, referring to the feasibility study carried out by Udayana University, Pastika said: “I have reviewed the results of the study from Udayana, The feasibility study says the project is not viable. Rather than have the polemic continue, yah, there is no need for reclamation.”

Continuing, Pastika said: “Now there is no need for more demonstrations. I have revoked the permit (for further study). It is not possible that there will be any reclamation.”

And while the dispute over the reclamation of Benoa Bay is finally at an end, a separate lively debate continues over a proposal from the Governor to declare Pura Besakih and Gunung Agung as a Strategic National Tourism Zone (KSPN) continues.

Governor Pastika has scheduled a public meeting at his office for November 5, 2013 to discuss plans for the KSPN.

© 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
Bali's Best Dining and Bars
Baliís Best Restaurants, Bars, And Cafes 2015 Crowned
Pray for Rain
Extended Drought Threatens Severe Water Shortage in Kuta and Other Areas of Bali
Double Bladed Consequence
Italian Tourist Goes berserk and Attacks Warung Owner with a Knife in Sanur Bali
A Night at the Museum
Baliís Arma Museum Named the Nationís Best Privately Owned Museum
Keeping Ahead of the Wave
New Tsunami Early Warning System Tower at Kedungu Brings to 9 the Total Number of Tsunami Warning Towers in Bali.
Needed: Stroke of Good Luck
New Kuta Golf Course 8th Anniversary October 10-11, 2015
A Ban on Reclamation?
Maritime Affairs Minister Announces Plans for a Moratorium on Reclamation of Seashores Nationwide
Liberalizing Indonesiaís Cruise Sector
Foreign Flagged Cruise Ships Allowed to Carry Domestic Passengers
Dogs Tied to a Poll
Bali Post Conducts Public Opinion Survey on Governmentís Response to the Rabies Crisis
Everything on your Plate
Police and provincial Authorities Warn that Motor Vehicles Staying More than 3 Months in Bali Must Convert to Local Police License Plates
Pearls of Wisdom
Pearls of North Bali and the Women Who Fashion Them at Living Lobby Art Exhibition Masters Showcase at Conrad Bali Resort Through January 10, 2015
When Kids Communicate and Collaborate
Global Issues Network Conference in Bali October 16-18, 2015
All [News]!