Monday, June 23, 2014

Benoa Bay Reclamation for the future

Management of the territorial waters of Benoa Bay area of 838 hectares, according to the plan still have to wait for the final study, the majority of them, or about 438 hectares of mangrove forests will be built. While about 300 ha constructed public facilities like art centers, craft fairs buildings, sports arenas, places of worship, schools, etc., and only a small portion, or about 100 hectares built tourism accommodation. The region as well as a buffer region of southern Bali, which was developed to be based on the philosophy of Tri Hita Karana.

In the development of future development, reclamation and the presence of a new island, has the advantage of Bali, as follows:

1. Geographically, the island will grow wider. The new island built by investors in the region will belong to Bali, belongs to the people of Bali. Similarly, our forest, mangrove forests in particular, will increase. The existence of a very extensive mangrove forests in the region, will greatly protect coastal areas from erosion due to the threat of global climate, including the Bali protect from tsunami.

2. In terms of employment, the construction of tourism accommodation and public facilities will provide employment opportunities for the people of Bali in the next 5 to 10 years. It is estimated that approximately 200,000 new jobs will be available in this area. Currently the total labor force, especially college graduates, continues to grow. While employment stagnated, because it depends on the condition and development of tourism are very vulnerable to security conditions, and other social conditions.

For example, when the discussion was held, lasting Udayana University graduation ceremony. At that time more than 900 graduate students, from diploma to post-graduate level. Maybe some of it is already working, while others become unemployed. Not to mention college graduates and other private land in Bali which amounted to about 40 pieces, which graduated hundreds of students every year, there are even college graduations carry two to three times a year. Can be calculated how many college graduates are unemployed potentially increasing every year. Similarly, high school graduate / vocational school who do not go on to college, they are a potential labor force is not necessarily all of them get a job. Our unemployment rate in Bali today is the best in the country, but it does not guarantee the years to come to survive, if we do not seek to set up a new job as possible. Furthermore in 2015 we will be part of the ASEAN Single Community, in line with the implementation of the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA). In the past, workers from abroad will come to Bali to compete for jobs in all areas, ranging from the manager, the driver, to the janitors. The existence of new jobs would be helpful job competition for the local workforce Bali. Similarly, the dancers and artists Arts vocational school graduates, as well as arts college, will have ample opportunity to perform with the construction of art center and new tourism accommodation.

3. In supporting the development of tourism, the presence of reclaimed island will become a new tourist destination. The concept of cultural tourism absolute implemented in build and develop the area and tourist attraction in the region. Saturation of foreign tourists over the attractions and sights that exist today, shall be anticipated for 5 to 10 years into the future. We hope our culture towards quality tourism tourism, tourists coming in the sense that it is a shopping and sightseeing in Bali. On the other hand, we must not turn a blind eye to the progress of tourism experienced by neighboring countries, such as Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore. We should not be ashamed to learn of their progress. Not to mention other areas in the country are being intensively build its tourism, starting from the closest that Banyuwangi and NTB, until the development of the Raja Ampat Islands, which is very obsessed defeat the progress of tourism in Bali. Regions that are already in Bali, very difficult to develop given the narrowness of the land. Therefore, the area of the new island will be easily developed, including through the diversification of programs and cultural attractions. The craftsmen we have supplied the exhibition and promotion arena. The artists, humanists and sekaa-sekaa existing art, art center will be prepared and other art stages, so it will encourage the preservation of our cultural arts.

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