The central government and the local administration are deliberating a plan to expand the role of Benoa, the island’s largest ferry harbor in Southern Denpasar.
They are looking into possibilities to convert the harbor into an export-import port, a move that is expected to boost the island’s trade and industry sector.
Industry Minister M. S. Hidayat expressed his support of the idea of giving Bali its own export-import port.
“The central government has designated Bali as an acceleration point for eastern Indonesia economic and tourism development.
“Such a role requires the island to have a sufficient export-import port,” he said during his visit last week.
“I have asked several relevant agencies to carry out the necessary review and I have also informed the local administration to select one of the existing harbors to be developed into an ...