Bali to build floating airport
The Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Post
In addition to Ngurah Rai International Aiport in Denpasar, Bali will be home to a floating international airport that will be constructed on a beach off Kubutambahan in Buleleng.
Tribunnews.com reported on Thursday that a Canadian investor had presented the airport construction master plan to the regent of Buleleng on Wednesday.
I Made Mangku, who spoke on behalf of the Canadian investor, said that according to plan, the airport would be constructed on 1,400 hectares of reclaimed water area on the beach.
He added that the airport would have two runways. A 125-meter bridge will be also constructed to connect the airport to the mainland.
'According to the master plan, part of the beach will be reclaimed but will not be converted into an island and water will continue to float under the airport. Construction will be supported by concrete piles,' he said.
The airport construction project was estimated to absorb Rp 30 trillion and the investor had prepared 80 percent of it, he added. (rms)(+++)
You might also like :
- Women accused of assassinating Kim Jong Nam face key court ruling
- Tourists cause human traffic jam at Mt. Fuji
- Venezuelan general, colonel arrested over 'attack' on Maduro
- Prosecutors demand 1.5 years for Buddhist woman on ‘azan’ blasphemy charge
- Malaysia to alter 'hideous' tourism logo featuring ape in shades
- Indonesian academics can now access e-journal databases worth $1m for free
- Saudi state carrier hit by system failure ahead of haj
- US believes missing journalist Tice still alive after six years
- Congresswoman-elect kidnapped in Mexico: Official
- Here are 10 of the most populated cities in the world