Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing is making every effort to accelerate infrastructure improvements in Bali to support Indonesia’s G20 summit in October 2022.
“Bali, the venue for the G20 summit, will be made more environmentally friendly through the overhaul of regional infrastructure supported by massive greening,” Public Works and Public Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono said on Tuesday.
Supporting infrastructure includes the preservation of roads and bridges, the design of the mangrove forest area, and the rehabilitation of the Muara Nusa Dua Reservoir.
The director general of human settlements at the ministry, Diana Kusumastuti, pointed out that Indonesia has some species of mangroves that do not exist in other countries.
“At the G20 summit, we will offer an overview of typical Indonesian mangrove species and their nurseries to heads of state,” Kusumastuti noted.
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Kusumastuti also expressed optimism that the infrastructure improvement activities supporting the G20 summit will be completed by July 2022, so that they can be used in October 2022.
The design of the Ngurah Rai mangrove forest area includes the construction of the G20 Presidency monument, a media plaza and viewing deck, photos of G20 Heads of State, mangrove nurseries on the side east of the estuary dam, wantilan buildings, as well as the monitoring of mangroves.
The renovation also covers the MIC area including a ticketing area, a Tanjung Benoa observation deck, a pedestrian tracking route, high-end toilets and a parking area with a capacity of 240 cars around the reservoir of Muara Nusa Dua.
Meanwhile, Director of Dams and Lakes Airlangga Mardjono said the mangrove area near the Muara Nusa Dua Reservoir has a raw water source, with a capacity of 500 liters per second, to supply Kuta, Nusa Dua and Tanjung Benoa.
“To accompany the G20 summit, in addition to beautifying the reservoir area, we are also constructing a diversion channel to prevent garbage from entering the reservoir. On the east side, we have constructed the Sanur retention basin which is one with the mangrove landscape park,” said Mardjono.
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