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Jakarta Post

New toll road to ease congestion, increase tourists

  • Luh De Suriyani

    The Jakarta Post

Denpasar   /   Mon, September 5 2011   /  08:00 am

Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC), the government-owned company tasked with managing the Nusa Dua tourism enclave, will construct a new 11-kilometer toll road connecting Benoa, Ngurah Rai airport and Nusa Dua. The road is a bid to ease traffic congestion on the existing highway to Nusa Dua, as well as to increase the number of visiting tourists into that area, a senior official said.

“This project will address the severe traffic jams we are experiencing right now,” BTDC operational director I Nyoman Catra said.

The chronic traffic jams at several sections of the Ngurah Rai highway have negatively impacted Nusa Dua. The highway, which spans across major tourist areas, including Sanur, Kuta and Ngurah Rai airport, is the main artery that connects Nusa Dua in the south with popular tourist destinations further north, such as Ubud and Sukawati.

A few years ...