[Chairman of the Regional Representative Council of the Republic of Indonesia (DPD RI) AA La Nyalla Mahmud Mattalitti, during a visit to Buleleng Regency, Bali Province, Monday (19/6/2023). (Hasan)]
Chairman of the Regional Representative Council (DPD) of the Republic of Indonesia AA La Nyalla Mahmud Mattalitti said he would propose to President Jokowi that the construction of the North Bali International Airport be included again in the National Strategic Project (PSN).
As is known, the North Bali Airport construction plan has been crossed out from the PSN list.
“We in DPD RI, through Committee II and DPD RI members from the Electoral District of Bali Province, will fight for the airport development plan to be included in the PSN list again. So that the Ministry of Transportation can immediately follow up technically,” he said, Monday (19 /6/2023) during a visit to Buleleng, Bali.
La Nyalla believes that the construction of the airport which is planned to be built on the sea can advance the Balinese economy, especially in Buleleng.
“I am sure that the construction of the North Bali International Airport will be a lever for increasing the growth of new economic centers, which will eventually become a way out for increasing the welfare of the people of North Bali,” he said.
“So that in the end it will be able to overcome the economic imbalance between North Bali and South Bali,” he added. He said, from the data from the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) the most poor people in Bali Province were dominated by Karangasem Regency and Buleleng Regency.
Therefore, according to him, the construction of the North Bali International Airport is not a lighthouse project.
“But it will actually be an economic lever in Buleleng Regency in particular, and the North Bali region in general,” he said. Airport construction will be fully built on the beach or off shore airport. So that it could be the third airport to be built on a beach in Asia after Japan and China.
[Original article La Nyalla Janji Usulkan ke Jokowi agar Pembangunan Bandara Bali Utara Kembali Masuk PSN by denpasar.kompas.com. Translation by Google Translate.]