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Bali Ready to Host APEC 2013

August 22, 2013

Nusa Dua peninsula district, Badung regency, Bali, in 1970 his condition is very critical and barren, then gradually worked up to the end successfully transformed into a prestigious regional tourism development.

A land area of ​​326 hectares, laid the foundation concept of “Tri Hita Karana” ie, with emphasis on harmony and harmonious relationship between human beings, the environment and God Almighty.

Green area neat and tidy with dozens of five-star hotel with a capacity of around 6,500 rooms, a golf course facilities are adequate, will reliably hosted the meeting of the Summit (Summit) Asia Pacific Economic Corporation or APEC Summit in October 2013.

Meeting for the “members ecomic”, derived from the 21 APEC member countries in the Pacific rim region involving at least 6,000 delegates and 2,000 journalists dijadwalakn lasted for seven to eight days.

For all international meetings that will focus on the Bali International Convention Center (BICC) and the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC) in the complex development of the tourism BTDC.

While the heads of state and delegates and his entourage will be placed throughout the hotel stay in tourist areas and surrounding elite BTDC.

Director of Cooperation and Intra-Asia Pacific Africa (KSI Aspasaf) Indonesian foreign ministry had earlier Sidhartha Suryodipuro much socializing APEC summit involving the preparation and conduct various work units (SKPD) in Bali.

APEC 2013 summit to be held in Nusa Dua that includes Finance Ministerial Meeting (FMM),-Concluding Senior Officials Meeting (CSOM), the APEC Ministerial Meeting (AMM), the CEO Summit and APEC Economic Leaders-(AELM) and Senior Officials Meeting (SOM).

Sidhartha Suryodipuro stressed to the Government and people of Bali to have a sense of belonging and take advantage of the good opportunity to promote the area.

Promotion can be done covering trade, investment, tourism, culture and other unique potential to increase value added and social welfare and development relating to various aspects of life.

Bali Provincial Government with the support of the central government had envisioned the success of international events that will be attended by several heads of state in the world.

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was accompanied by several ministers have repeatedly close look at a number of hotels in Nusa Dua and the surrounding area will be a place to stay the delegates.

Various preparations in the success of the APEC summit in recent years also made improvements and expansion of Ngurah Rai Airport and the construction of roads in the waters (JDP) connecting Benoa (Denpasar) to Nusa Dua and Ngurah Rai airport in Tuban, Kuta, Badung regency .

In addition, the project to build “underpass” in Simpang Dewa Ruci / Simpang Siur in traffic lane Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai that during this current is always crowded and jammed his vehicle, because it is a way of meeting area Kuta and Sanur-Nusa Dua.

Physical projects that are driven implementation and will be completed, can serve before the APEC summit in 2013 had a positive effect on economic growth Bali, said Head of the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Bali, I Gede Suarsa.

Sector development in Bali grew 6.03 percent in the second quarter of 2012, up 1.11 percent from the previous quarter which is only 4.92 percent. This percentage is the highest compared to other sectors.

Significant growth in the construction sector due to large-scale infrastructure development in preparation for the 2013 APEC summit.

It’s ready
Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy (Menparekraf) Mari Elka Pangestu in several trips to Bali to chair the meeting and a close look at a variety of things welcomed the APEC summit, said the conference facilities and infrastructure activities for the economic cooperation in Bali will be ready on time.

The readiness of the infrastructure started in the tourist area of ​​Nusa Dua, including other supporting facilities are being worked on, namely the expansion of Ngurah Rai Airport and other physical development.

He reminded physical development should be completed the expansion of Ngurah Rai Airport, which will be completed around June or July 2013, and the construction of highways over the waters and “underpasses” Simpang Dewa Rucci targeted for completion in August 2013.

In addition to accelerating the development of two major projects, also about some other things continue to be encouraged, so that the APEC summit will be implemented smoothly and successfully.

Badung Regent Anak Agung Gde Agung as the host added, delegates from 21 countries will be placed in a hotel for one country. All hotel’s location is very convenient place to stay delegation dijangkauan, close, and fast, so optimistic traffic jam is not to disrupt the APEC summit.

Badung regency since last year arranging landscaping along the road to Nusa Dua area including curbing various types of media advertising / billboard that interfere with the beauty and environment.

Member of Commission IV DPRD Bali Wayan Rawan Atmaja remind Badung regency and provincial governments to seriously maintain the garden and the environment all the way to the Nusa Dua area.

It attempts to give a good image for Indonesia, especially Bali as an international tourist destination. The success of Bali and Indonesia as the host of the APEC summit will provide a broader impact on the progress of various aspects of development, he said.

About APEC Indonesia 2013 in Bali

APEC 2013 Leaders Week Schedule: The 2013 Economic Leaders’ Week is scheduled for October 1-8 in Bali, Indonesia. The APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting will be held October 7 – 8 in Nusa Dua, Bali. The APEC CEO Summit 2013 will be held October 5 – 7.

The Government of Indonesia had originally planned to build a state-of-the-art convention and exhibition center, luxurious villas for Leaders, and five-star hotels for the delegates at the new high security Bali International Park. This ambitious project was cancelled after massive environmental protests. The 2013 Leaders Week activities will be held instead at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center and the Westin Resort’s Bali International Convention Center.