Bali Asks Chinese Investors to Develop Infrastructures

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    Petugas mencoba mempersiapkan alat berat bor yang akan digunakan untuk pembangunan kembali proyek Jakarta Monorail di Kuningan, Jakarta (15/10). TEMPO/Eko Siswono Toyudho

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Balinese provincial government has asked Chinese businessmen to give inputs and to make investment in infrastructures and garbage management as well as to tackle traffic congestion in the island.

    Bali Regional Second Assistant Ketut Wija said that the provincial governments need the inputs and investment to improve the quality of tourism services and to keep the image of Bali.

    For the record, the arrival of foreign tourists to Bali in 2014 was recorded at 3.7 million, while domestic tourists reached more than 6.9 million tourists.

    Last year, the number of tourist from China even increased by 51 percent into 600.000 tourists and this year it is expected to reach 1 million tourists.

    Wija added that the rise in the number of tourist arrival to the island had led to traffic congestion in the island and a big amount of garbage that has to be managed; thus he said, adequate infrastructures are needed to support the tourism sector in the island.

    “To increase the number of tourist arrival, Bali needs infrastructures. Without them, the number of tourists visiting the island will not increase,” he said in Denpasar on Friday.

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