Revitalization of Ngurah Rai Airport, Bali, Begins: to Support the G20 Presidency

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The Ngurah Rai airport revitalization project, located in Badung Regency, Bali, has finally begun. The revitalization will focus on the VVIP terminal of I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport. This development with international standards and themes is carried out to support Indonesia’s presidency at the G20.

This was conveyed by the Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi. He hopes that the revitalization of this airport can attract the audience and the G20 delegation.

Later, the VVIP Terminal Building will be built by prioritizing concepts, aesthetics, harmony, and comfort as well as having international standards.

“I ask AP I, the Ministry of PUPR, and PT Wijaya Karya to carry out the development properly and on time,” he said in an official statement, Monday (14/3/2022).

Furthermore, the Minister of Transportation also conveyed encouraging news. He said that the number of international visits to Bali continued to increase.

“Now there are at least 500 people, it is hoped that later it can reach more than 3,000 people per day. This increase will provide economic and tourism revival in Bali,” said the Minister of Transportation.

For information, the scope of work on revitalizing the VVIP terminal at I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport includes the beautification of the (existing) VVIP terminal covering an area of ​​1,063 m2; construction of a (new) VVIP terminal covering an area of ​​1,000 m2; landscape arrangement and (new) service road covering an area of ​​3,250 m2; and reallocation of EMPU cargo and affected buildings of 300 m2. This revitalization work is targeted for completion in July 2022.

The design of the VVIP terminal carries the theme of traditional Balinese architecture known as the Wantilan, which is a building that functions as a meeting place for Balinese indigenous people and is also added with carvings of Balinese ornaments, paintings, and plants, such as Balinese Songket cloth, Balinese Japanese plants, Pucuk Rajuna, Jempiring, as well as statues of Garuda and Lion Ambara Raja.

Furthermore, this revitalization is a collaboration between the Ministry of Transportation and the Ministry of PUPR, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of SOEs, Bali Provincial Government, SOEs, and other related parties to facilitate the G20 delegations.

Through this revitalization, it is hoped that it can improve transportation services and have a positive impact on Indonesia as the host of the G20 Presidency.

The Ministry of Transportation continues to be committed to supporting smooth transportation during the implementation of the G20 Indonesia Presidency in Bali. Several supports were carried out, among others: the construction of the Sanur Port passenger terminal building and providing support for the realization of the electric vehicle ecosystem in Bali.