Angkasa Pura will reclaim around 107 hectares in the sea south of I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, in Tuban, Kuta District, Badung. The reclamation process is targeted to be completed in 2022.
PT Angkasa Pura I (Persero) Chief Director Faik Fahmi explained that in an effort to increase tourist visits in Bali, he had to make various efforts including the expansion of I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport. The land reclaimed will be used for extension of the runway and additional aprons and terminals.
“Later the results (reclamation) are many uses. “The runway is extended, not with double runways,” Fahmi said.
Details of the reclamation process have already begun. According to Fahmi, a portion of the total 107 hectares have been built during the IMF-Word Bank Annual Meetings in October 2018 with a total of 8 hectares.
“The reclamation process is currently 35 hectares and will be resumed to be completed in 47 hectares. So, stage I is completed and followed by the next stage (stage II).” said Fahmi.
The additional expansion of Ngurah Rai Airport can be completed in the coming 2022. Thus, Angkasa Pura I as the manager contributes to increasing visits of tourists who want to vacation in Bali. Because, until now, at the Ngurah Rai Airport there has been a queue of aircraft slots from abroad that are about to land. This is because Ngurah Rai Airport is not wide enough to accommodate aircraft movements.
“If it is completed, it will certainly increase the runway length to 400 meters so that the total is 3,400 meters and other buildings. Thus, all types of aircraft can be landed at Ngurah Rai, “Fahmi said.
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