Bali for The Future
Three major infrastructure projects in Bali in process and planned for completion in 2013 will significantly improve access and services for travelers to the island, making Bali an even more attractive MICE destination.
NGURAH RAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Ngurah Rai International Airport, located 13km south of Denpasar, services one of Indonesia’s most popular tourist and MICE destinations. The third busiest airport in Indonesia, Ngurah Rai has, in the last five years experienced an average annual passenger growth of 15%, recording 12.7 million passengers in 2011.
To improve services for passengers, airlines and other airport users, Angkasa Pura I Airports has embarked on a US$206.5 million project to expand and modernise the domestic and international terminals at Ngurah Rai Airport.
The capacity of the airport will increase from the current 4.5 million people per year to 20 million per year; the terminal will have two levels; check-in counters will increase from 25 to 76; the baggage handling system will be by sorter conveyor with barcode reader; baggage conveyors will increase from three to 10 units; terminal operations system will be AIMS (Airport Integrated Master System) and the parking capacity for cars will increase from 472 to 2,310, for buses from 14 to 22, taxis from 40 to 120 and for motorcycles from 220 to 300. The Airport renovation will be completed in 2013.
UNDERPASS AT SIMPANG SIUR INTERSECTION
The new underpass at Simpang Siur intersection will have four northbound lanes and four southbound lanes connecting Sunset Road with the Ngurah Rai Bypass. It will significantly improve the flow of traffic along the busy Bypass which connects the International Airport to Denpasar, Sanur and Nusa Dua.
The total length of the new underpass will be 435 metres and the tunnels will be constructed in such a way as to leave the famous Dewa Ruci Monument intact and unscathed. This US$14.65 million project is being constructed by a consortium headed by PT Adhi Karya and covers a land area of 7,440sqm, with construction to be completed in 2013.
NUSA DUA – BENOA - NGURAH RAI TOLLWAY
Visitors to Bali in 2013 can look forward to faster-flowing traffic along the southern routes with the completion of the Nusa Dua-Benoa-Ngurah Rai (NBD) tollway which will cut the current travelling time from Sanur to Nusa Dua from one hour to an estimated eight minutes. Construction of Bali’s first toll road commenced in December 2011 and w The elevated tollway will have a total length of 8.12km, with a 1.58km access road to the airport and a 2.2km access road to the Port of Benoa. The connecting access road to Ngurah Rai International Airport will significantly shorten the travelling time to the airport from both Nusa Dua and Sanur.
The tollway is built on pylons over a protected mangrove forest, at a height sufficient to allow traditional fishing boats to pass freely underneath. The road will have two lanes in each direction, plus two ancillary lanes dedicated for motorcycle traffic.