Bali Governor Wayan Koster had a virtual bilateral meeting with South Korean Deputy Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Yoon Sung-won.
The meeting discussed three issues such as plans for developing rail infrastructure; development of industrial areas for clean energy and electric vehicles; and the development of a center of excellence in the area of regional development, infrastructure and transportation in Bali.
Bali as a tourism destination, Koster said it needs to be strengthened with connected and integrated transportation infrastructure such as trains and electric cars.
The goal is to support Bali as Indonesia’s tourism hub that grows sustainably. In addition, as the implementation of Bali Governor Regulation Number 45 of 2019 concerning Bali Clean Energy and Bali Governor Regulation Number 48 of 2019 concerning the use of battery-based electric vehicles.
“Bali encourages the development of regional integration with a transportation system that focuses on several locations, namely Sanur, Denpasar, Kuta Parking Center, Badung, Ubud, Gianyar, and Gunaksa, Klungkung. This will be an innovation mode that will be further developed throughout Bali,” said Koster , Tuesday (16/11).
To note, the bilateral meeting which lasted for 30 minutes was motivated by the need for Bali to develop integrated connectivity. This is done to increase visits and length of stay of tourists who come to the Island of the Gods.
Therefore, he hopes that technical assistance and investment from his potential partner, South Korea, can be carried out. In particular, the construction of railways.
“I am optimistic that the cooperation between Bali and Korea can be developed, given the closeness of the culture (culture) of the two communities. The results of this meeting will be followed up concretely starting next year,” he added.
Meanwhile, Korea’s Deputy Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Yoon Sung-won welcomed the idea. He realized that Korea needed to induce and introduce industrial progress and its transportation system for use in Bali.
“The cooperation has started by exploring development opportunities with the implementation of a feasibility study for the construction of the Light Rail (LRT) as access to I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali,” he explained.
Including, sending two staff of the Bali Provincial Transportation Service to continue their studies in Korea in the railway sector.
“I hope this cooperation can be made concrete by carrying out more detailed studies and calculations, considering that the soil and culture conditions in Bali are much more challenging than Korea,” said Won.
source : detik, cnn