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Jakarta Post

Airport expansion to affect residential sites

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Wed, December 1 2010   /  12:46 pm

Residential areas and a little part of mangrove forest will likely be affected by the planned renovation and expansion of Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport.

The expansion is designed to help solve the problem of a passenger overload at the airport on the resort island.

The residential areas will be torn down to make way for a larger terminal, while the mangrove forest is slated to be converted into a new road to ease traffic congestion around the airport, officials said after a recent meeting on the airport project.

A housing complex, belonging to airport operating company Angkasa Pura I, will be demolished by next February after the State-owned Enterprises Ministry issues its permit, said the company’s general manager Heru Legowo.

“We will demolish 143 houses in the complex currently occupied by Angkasa Pura employees, and we are now conducting an...