Ngurah Rai Airport VVIP Terminal Will Ready to Operate Soon

Ngurah Rai Airport
Ngurah Rai Airport, Bali

The government is accelerating the construction of the VVIP terminal at Ngurah Rai Airport, Bali. The acceleration is carried out to welcome the peak of the G20 Summit in Bali, November 2022. The plan is that this construction will be completed in September.

This news was conveyed by the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment (Menko Marves) Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan after reviewing the readiness of the revitalized Ngurah Rai Airport VVIP Terminal. This terminal will later be used as a parking lot for aircraft and a place for high-ranking state officials who are part of Indonesia’s G20 Presidency to arrive.

“Several developments are already underway, namely the VVIP lounge terminal, beautification of the existing VVIP building, as well as beautification and revitalization of the airport terminal,” Luhut said, quoted from the official website of the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs, Monday (11/7/2022).

Coordinating Minister Luhut urged the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) that this development can be carried out quickly, so that at least September 2022, the VVIP building can be used.

“We are trying to pursue the entire construction of the VVIP Terminal because it is only a matter of time for state officials to come,” he said.

In addition to infrastructure readiness, Luhut also highlighted preparations in the fields of health, infrastructure and logistics, protocol and security, and handling or managing waste.

He advised that all preparations for Indonesia’s G20 Presidency in November should be prepared as well as possible and that coordination and cooperation between institutions be improved.

“I ask for our cooperation to take care of this event. I ask for G20 readiness to be completed in October in the 3rd or 4th week. All elements must be involved and work together,” he said.

The readiness of infrastructure and logistics in addition to the Ngurah Rai Airport VVIP Terminal has also been prepared in various places. Some of them, namely regarding transportation accommodation for delegates, then in terms of communication, roads, electricity networks to the Public Electric Vehicle Charging Station (SPKLU), and the readiness of Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK).

Furthermore, Coordinating Minister Luhut reminded us about waste management in several Integrated Waste Management Sites Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (TPST 3R), so that all waste can be processed properly and also cleaned.

“This is also one of the components of our readiness for the G20 Indonesia Presidency. All 3R TPSTs in Bali which is being carried out by PUPR and also the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) can complete this waste management before November,” he said.