Denpasar, Bali (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian tourist resort island of Bali expects to finish the construction of a special tourist port worth Rp92 billion in Tanah Ampo, Karangasem district, this year, Karangasem district head Wayan Geredeg said.
Wayan Geredeg said that the construction of the port is in cooperation with three parties, namely the Karangasem regional administration, the provincial government of Bali and the central government.
He said that the Karangasem district administration provided location for the port while the Bali provincial government and the central government provided funds worth Rp22 billion and Rp70 billion respectively.
According to the district head, the physical construction of the port was now undergoing, but he said that its master plan was still in the stage of submission before a recommendation could be asked from the central government.
"For this purpose, we still need a recommendation from the Bali governor," the district head said.
He said that the special tourist port located in the eastern tip of Bali island would be very important for the development of Bali`s tourism.
"A number of international cruise ship operators have contacted us, asking when the port would be operational," Gredeg said.***5***