Bali Prepares for World Water Forum with Exclusive VIP Lanes on Bali Mandara Toll Road

Bali-Mandara Toll
Bali-Mandara Toll Road

As Bali readies itself for the prestigious 10th World Water Forum (WWF), the island is making significant preparations to accommodate international guests. One key measure includes the introduction of special VIP lanes on the Bali Mandara Toll Road, specifically for the duration of the event from May 18-25, 2024.

I Ketut Adiputra Karang, President Director of PT Jasamarga Bali Toll (JSMR), emphasized the importance of meticulous preparations to ensure the forum’s success.

“Our comprehensive preparations aim to ensure that this event runs smoothly and successfully. We hope this forum will be a significant step in advancing awareness of the importance of sustainable water management,” he said in an official statement released on Thursday, May 16, 2024.

A primary focus of the preparations involves optimizing operational services at toll gates and along the toll road. This includes meeting minimum service standards (SPM) and ensuring that all facilities are functioning optimally. The efforts are designed to create a seamless experience for attendees.

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To manage the increased traffic and maintain high service standards, PT JBT will restrict construction activities during the forum. They will also focus on controlling traffic density, ensuring cleanliness, and providing adequate service facilities.

In a bid to ensure smooth and secure travel for the delegates on the Bali Mandara Toll Road, PT JBT has planned to implement an open-close system at Toll Gate 01. Additionally, they will install signboards to indicate the special VIP lanes, facilitating the travel of delegates attending the event.

Special lanes are also being prepared at Gate 04 at each toll gate to accommodate the WWF Security Team. This team includes the Presidential Security Forces (Paspampres), Police, Traffic Corps, and the Indonesian National Army (TNI). Adiputra noted, “These measures are expected to enhance the efficiency and security of delegates’ travel during the event.”

To further enhance security and service, PT JBT is collaborating with the Police to install additional closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras at nine strategic points along the toll road. This partnership aims to monitor and manage the increased traffic flow effectively.

Overall, Bali is pulling out all the stops to ensure that the World Water Forum proceeds without a hitch, providing a secure and pleasant experience for all attendees. With these preparations, Bali aims to highlight its capacity to host international events while promoting the critical issue of sustainable water management.