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Jakarta Post

Administration to improve access to Nusa Penida

  • Ni Komang Erviani

    The Jakarta Post

Klungkung, Bali   /   Mon, May 30 2011   /  08:00 am

The provincial administration has promised to improve access to the Nusa Penida island chain by enlarging a mainland fishing port at Gunaksa, Klungkung.

Nusa Penida is a group of islets southeast of Bali that has grown into an attractive tourist destination.

“The construction of Gunaksa port will be completed in 2013,” Bali governor Made Mangku Pastika said Thursday during an open public meeting in Klungkung.

The fishing port in Gunaksa for decades has served as one of the main ports that the passengers, domestic and foreign visitors, use to reach the island. The ship operators mainly use traditional boats equipped with low power outboard motors.

The ongoing construction project would enable the port to receive larger and faster passenger ships.

The Nusa Penida islets comprise Nusa Gede, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan. In the last decade, the isle...