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Jakarta Post

Ngurah Rai airport kicks off massive expansion project

  • Luh De Suriyani

    The Jakarta Post

Denpasar   /   Mon, August 22 2011   /  07:00 am

The first construction stage of the massive expansion of Ngurah Rai international airport will commence on Sept. 1. The expansion project will enable the airport to accommodate up to 25 million passengers per year, twice its current capacity, by 2013, a senior official stated.

“The first stage will involve the construction of new access roads and temporary parking areas,” Angkasa Pura I general manager, Purwanto, said on Friday.

Angkasa Pura is the state-owned company tasked with managing Ngurah Rai, the main entry point for millions of foreign and domestic visitors to the resort island.

“Throughout the construction period, we will close Ngurah Rai Airport Street to the public, with only passengers being allowed to use it,” he said.

The airport authority will close other streets near the airport, including Kemayoran and Dewi Sartika, which generally of...