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Bali Transportation Minister Announces Beginning of Construction at Sanur Port

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Indonesian Transportation Minister, Budi Karya Sumadi has officially announced that the Sanur Port construction has began. The groundbreaking ceremony was held on Saturday (12/12).

The project aims to provide easier access for people to access the on water boats and link Sanur with Nusa Penida and Nusa Ceningan.

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The ceremony was attended by the Governor of Bali, I Wayan Koster. Builders of Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Penida ports have started providing easier access for people to reach the docks.

“This project is supported by the President to link Sanur, Nusa Penida and Nusa Ceningan, so tourists can stay longer in Bali” said Budi Karya during the event on Matahari Terbit Beach on Saturday.

tourists boarding boats to nusa penisa

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The project was initiated by the Governor and received funding by the Central Government, as a reward from the President Jokowi, after the Governor of Bali successfully helped the President reach more than 90 percent of votes from Bali during the previous election in 2019.

“The estimated cost of Sanur Port’s project alone is around USD $28 million (IDR 398 billion), and the other two ports will cost at least USD 14 million (IDR 200 billion). The President has warned the Governor that this project should result in a successful future” Budi Karya added.

Sanur Port Increases Service To Nusa Penida After High Demand From Domestic Tourists

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Prior to the initiation of this project, Koster experienced a problematic visit to Nusa Penida in 2017. He put forth the port project to ease water transportation as a result.

“Currently, people need to take off their footwear in order to get inside the fast boats, because there was no proper access between the shore and the boat.” stated, Koster.

The Governor to help people have safe and comfortable access on their boating trips, especially for when the travel corridor reopens.

The ports are expected to be fully operational by 2022.

police ensure health protocols at fast boats to nusa penida

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

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