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KEMENPUPR Planning to Build Underpass in Badung, Bali

by Sebastianus Epifany Monday, April 3, 2017 - 17:25

BADUNG - Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) through the Directorate General of Bina Marga is preparing the construction of Simpang Tugu Ngurah Rai Underpass in Badung, Bali, Indonesia. The development aimed to improve infrastructure quality in the island as a tourism destination, as well as preparing the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund-World Bank (IMF-WB) which will be held in Bali in October 2018.

PUPR Minister Basuki Hadimuljono stated that PUPR Ministry is ready to conduct the underpass development if the provincial government of Bali and Badung District is committed to assisting the completion of land acquisition.

"The annual meeting of the IMF is an international agenda which is very important. For that, the government will give full support to the Local Government in Bali so this event could last smoothly," said Minister Basuki, as reported from pu.go.id (3/2 / 2017).

Arie Setiadi as the Directorate General of Bina Marga of the PUPR Ministry reveals that the underpass development is targeted for completion prior to the convening of the annual meeting of the IMF so it is expected to unravel congestion in the main road access in and out of Ngurah Rai airport and will directly connect to the Bali Mandara toll road gate.

"We have a congestion problem here because of the traffic meeting from Bali Mandara toll road towards the airport, and from Nusa Dua to Denpasar. We will design the underpass from the Sanur to Nusa Dua with the length of 600 meters," says Arie.

Arie also explained that the cost of building underpass infrastructure by saying, "For the cost, our estimate of around Rp 200 billion. The package will be tendered, namely design and build so expect faster and can be directly handled by the contractor."

In addition to building Simpang Tugu Ngurah Rai Underpass, Arie Setiadi also revealed also plans to make geometric improvements form of additional road one lane at the Udayana intersection.

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