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Toll road to cost island 2 hectares of mangrove

  • The Jakarta Post

| Mon, February 7 2011 | 11:29 am

PREMIUM The construction of a new toll road connecting southern Denpasar with Ngurah Rai International Airport and Nusa Dua will cost the island 2 hectares of pristine mangrove forest.

Mangroves are havens for endemic biodiversity and natural barriers against coastal erosion.

The planned toll road is the central government’s solution to the chronic traffic that haunts Bali’s sole express...