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Indonesia prepares $275 million to build infrastructure for ‘five new Balis’

Infrastructure development in Tanjung Pulisan area, a special economic zone to support tourism in Likupang.(JP/Riza Roidila Mufti)
Jakarta   ●   Mon, April 12 2021

The government plans to spend Rp 4.01 trillion (US$275.15 million) this year on 108 basic infrastructure projects in five prioritized tourist destinations to spur visits.

The Public Works and Housing (PUPR) Ministry reported Wednesday the projects were related to roads, raw and clean water supply, waste management, sanitation, residential improvements and more.

The destinations, referred to as the “five new Balis”, are Lake Toba in North Sumatra, Borobudur in Central Java, Labuan Bajo in East Nusa Tenggara, Mandalika in West Nusa Tenggara and Likupang in North Sulawesi.

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