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The Bali Government has announced that it will develop electric public transportation that is environmental friendly.

A deal has been made between the President Director of INKA Ltd. Budi Noviantoro and President Director of Bali Regional Corporation, Nyoman Kami Artana in Madiun, East Java on Friday Oct 23rd 2020.

They both agreed to develop electric buses, cable cars and trams to begin operation in Bali.  They estimated that the construction process would take around 2 years to complete. 

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“We will build a tram along Kuta Beach that is 7 km in length and on Sanur Beach it will be 12 km in length” Budi said.

The project will be funded by Islamic Development Bank (IDB) that is located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

The loan from IDB will be used to develop a battery component workshop at a cost around USD 1.8 billion (IDR 26 trillion).

“We will develop the project in the most crowded areas such as Ubud, Sanur and Kuta to reduce the traffic in those areas, but first we have to do feasibility studies before hand” Budi added.

Bali traffic cop in mask

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Both companies will establish a joint venture company in order to operate the public transportation including maintenance services.

Meanwhile, Nyoman Kami said that this project got the green light from the Bali Governor.

“We hope that this agreement would soon be a contract to execute the project” Nyoman said.

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In line with Nyoman, The Head of Bali Transportation Agency, I Gede Wayan Samsi Gunarta said that Bali desperately needs the eco friendly transportation.

“I hope that this electric public transportation development could help the tourism industry in Bali to thrive” Wayan concluded.

bali beach restaurant at sunset

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

The Indonesia’s Operation Team Leader of the Islamic Development Bank, Omar Eddie Davis also said that he’s very supportive to any transportation development in every country that is environmental friendly.

“We’re very supportive to this kind of project and so far we have been funding similar projects in Malaysia, Brunei and Africa” Omar concluded.

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