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April 17, 2011

Bali will have a 565 kilometer railway by 2015

A coastal road surrounds the island, and three major two-lane arteries cross the central mountains at passes reaching to 1,750m in height (at Penelokan). The Ngurah Rai Bypass is a four-lane expressway that partly encircles Denpasar and enables cars to travel quickly in the heavily populated south. Bali has no railway lines.
December 2010: Government of Indonesia has invited investors to build Tanah Ampo Cruise Terminal at Karangasem, Bali amounted $30 million.
A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by 2 ministers, Bali's Governor and Indonesian Train Company to build 565 kilometers railway along the coast around the island. It will be operated from 2015 onwards.

A 11.4 kilometers Serangan-Tanjung Benoa toll road will be built since mid-2011 by Jasamarga.  On March 16, 2011 Tanjung Benoa port has received a "Best Port Welcome 2010" award from London's "Dream World Cruise Destination" magazine.

The proposed railway line circuiting the Bali coast and intended to help relieve the island’s chronic traffic congestion may be operational by 2014, a government minister has claimed.
The Culture and Tourism Minister Jero Wacik said he hoped around half of the planned 560-kilometre line would be completed by the end of the current government’s term in 2014.
“If possible, at least half of the round-Bali railway ought to be finished by 2014. By the end of the current government half the line will be laid; the circle will be halfway complete,” Wacik told reporters.
The project for the line, which will run around the island and cost an estimated Rp7 trillion (US$810 million), is still at consultation stage, Wacik said.
“At the moment surveys and feasibility studies are being done by consultants from the Indonesian Railway Company (PT Kereta Api Indonesia).  But within the next three months they will release the plan, complete with the grand design and the budget projections,” he said, adding that both local and foreign investors were being sought to fund the project.
“For the full line around Bali, including the stations, the estimated cost is around Rp7 trillion. There are lots of private and foreign investors who are keen to get involved in this 560-kilometre rail project,” Wacik said.
Wacik said that the railway line was essential for Bali’s continued prosperity and future development.

“The political will is there because the south of Bali is full of hotels, residents and tourists. Also, the airport is too small, while the number of tourist arrivals is increasing. This railway will bring equality to the regions of Bali. It will bring a new tourist economy to the north of the island so that north and south Bali can both live,” he said, adding that special tourism packages would be developed around the railway.
“It will make it easier to deal with the foreign tourists who come to Indonesia, most of whom arrive in Bali,” he said

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