New Airport Project in North Bali
The Bali government has a plan to build a brand new international airport which take the location at the north coast of Bali. One of the north Bali area is Candidasa, with the Lovina area included. Also it is close to Singaraja regency. The project of this new airport has the main purpose to increasing the international tourism in Bali, in this case in north and also east side. As we may already know, the development of tourism in Bali dominated by the south Bali area (Kuta, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua and Tanjung Benoa).
Another reason is the current-only one international airport in Bali, called Ngurah Rai Airport, it is now impossible to be expanded due to the reason of geographic. No land anymore around Ngurah Rai International Airport Bali. But, the visiting of tourist either local or overseas has been always increasing year by year. The airport is overloaded. So, the development of the new airport in north Bali will help to decrease the stress of current airport.
The investment approximation needed to develop the new airport is reach US$ 510 million, or about IDR 4,6 billion. Those expense will be used to build the runway for 3.800 x 60 cm, parking and taxi area, road access, cargo facility, special runway 3500 x 45 meter, and land buying.
The development process has just begun in this year. The construction phase hopefully can be started next year until 2015. And hoping that the new international airport in north Bali will opened for public in 2016.