TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Delegates have begun arriving for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank (WB) annual meeting on Bali island from Friday until Saturday, according to PT Angkasa Pura I I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali.
"The meeting is already in sight, and we will provide the best service to all delegates," General Manager of I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport Yanus Suprayogi noted at the local airport in Kuta area, Badung Regency, on Saturday.
According to Suprayogi, for immigration services, a special lane of seven immigration service counters had been prepared at the international arrival terminal, including a special one for VIP and VVIP delegates, to facilitate them through inspection of immigration documents.
The special counter aims to facilitate the flow of document checks at the immigration counter as a precautionary measure to handle the density, especially during peak hours of arrival between delegates and non-delegates.
Director General of Immigration Ronny F. Sompie had earlier explained that in addition to the special route, out of 420 immigration officers at the airport, 120 were deployed to service special lines of IMF and WB delegates.
After the delegations arrive and complete the inspection of documents and baggage, they will be directed to a special information counter of the IMF and WB meetings and then escorted to a "shuttle bus."
According to information from "IMF connect," the bus will operate every 30 minutes for 24 hours on October 5-15, 2018.
Delegates must present a letter of registration confirmation and identification in the form of an identity while boarding a special bus to the hotels that have been connected.
Meanwhile, the local committee has since Friday (Oct 5) also begun offering special identification cards during the annual IMF and WB meetings that can be obtained from the Nusa Dua Beach Hotel, located opposite the BNDCC building, the main building of the meeting.
The collection of identification cards can be done from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. local time.
Currently, the identification cards was mostly collected by volunteers, observers, and some media.