Archipelago

Bali to allocate Rp 135.9b
for road repairs

The Bali administration is proposing Rp 135.9 billion (US$15.9 million) in its draft 2012 provincial budget to repair roads across its nine municipality and regencies.

A total of 860.53 kilometers of roads will be repaired with budget funds, which is an increase from the Rp 85.3 billion allocated for this year, Bali administration spokesman Ketut Teneng said Thursday in Denpasar.

Citing data from the local public works agency, he said the 2012 funds would be used for, among other things, repairing provincial roads (Rp 48.7 billion), other roads and bridges (Rp 17.2 billion) and for the technical monitoring of roads and bridges (Rp 3.8 billion).

“And Rp 1.2 billion will be allocated to reinforce cliffs in prone areas,” Ketut added as quoted by kompas.com.

Data from the agency says that about 17 percent of Bali's overall 883.07 kilometers of roads are damaged and urgently need repairing.

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