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AP I to spend Rp 3t to develop Bali airport

State-run airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I (AP I) is set to allot Rp 3 trillion (US$23.26 million) of investment this year to expand the countrya��s main tourist gateway, Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali.

a�?Bali is not only a gateway for domestic tourists but also international travelers, thus we need to increase the capacity of our terminals in order to accommodate more passengers in the airport,a�? AP Ia��s Ngurah Rai International Airport general manager Herry AY Sikado said in Kuta on Tuesday as quoted by Antara news agency.

He said that the Rp 3 trillion would be used to expand the airporta��s apron, domestic terminal and international terminal, as well as to develop toll-road access connecting the airport with Denpasar and its surrounding cities by collaborating with state-run infrastructure firm PT Jasa Marga, the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) and state-owned port operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Pelindo III).

a�?We also have a plan to develop a general aviation terminal that is built exclusively for chartered flight services,a�? he said.

Co-general manager I Gusti Ngurah Ardita said that the firm would double the size of both the domestic and international terminals.

Currently, Ngurah Raia��s international terminal is 129,000 square meters while the domestic terminal is 68,000 square meters.

Source : www.thejakartapost.com, Tuesday 24 February 2015