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Jakarta Post

Bali to have an airport in Buleleng next year

  • Nurfika Osman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, July 11 2012   /  09:28 am

State-owned airport operator Angkasa Pura I (AP I) plans to construct a new international class airport in Bali’s northern coastal regency of Buleleng next year, in anticipation of the growing number of tourists to the resort island.

AP I spokesman Miduk Situmorang said the firm was set to start drafting the master plan for the airport with Indian investor GVK Power and Infrastructure at the end of this year.

“We will start construction of the Buleleng airport in the second part of 2013, after we have finished the Ngurah Rai International Airport expansion project in May [of 2013],” Miduk told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday. He refused to disclose the total investment required for the airport, but said the figure would be quite staggering, as they plan to build an airport with an ultimate capacity of 25 million passengers annually.

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