Major Bali Toll Road Project Returns to the Spotlight!

This month, one of Bali's largest infrastructure projects is set to resume. Development teams have received permission to continue work on the Gilimanuk-Mengwi toll road, which will connect the heart of the island with its far western side, including the ferry crossing to Java.
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In June 2024, after nearly two years of delays and postponements, the land acquisition processes will be allowed to proceed, with construction slated to start in September. Wayan Koster, the former governor of Bali, commented on the project’s progress, stating, "This is a national project. As governor, I determined only the location, route, and roads to be constructed based on the ministry’s study results".
The Gilimanuk-Mengwi toll road will link three regencies: Badung, Tabanan, and Jembrana, aiming to improve transportation conditions in the western and central parts of Bali. Another goal is to develop villages along the toll route, with plans for entertainment and cultural complexes, and even a “Disneyland” by Paramount Pictures.
Spanning 96.84 km, the Gilimanuk-Mengwi toll road will traverse 50 Balinese villages. Communities and landowners are already negotiating with developers about the impacts of land acquisition for this mega project.
The tender process is complete, and the government is now accepting applications and proposals for project execution, with a budget of IDR 22.839 trillion. The tender and bidding process had to be reopened after previous investors failed to secure the necessary capital to move forward.
Sources: kompascbcindonesia
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