Denpasar, Bali (ANTARA) - The Bali provincial government shared details regarding the readiness to hold the 2022 G20 Summit with the delegation of India, as the country will be next in line to assume the G20 Presidency.

Bali Deputy Governor Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati (Cok Ace) elaborated on the readiness of hotels being used during the G20 Summit in Bali to the coordinator of the Indian delegation here, on Friday.

"All hotels used for G20 must pass six assessment parameters, including completeness of infrastructure, understanding of disasters, early warning systems, ability to respond to disasters, disaster mitigation, and security," Cok Ace remarked.

He noted that these parameters were efforts to prepare hotels in Bali to handle disasters, such as fires, riots, and natural disasters, during the G20 event and their readiness to evacuate guests with complete equipment in place.

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Regarding hotel readiness in terms of disaster preparedness, the feasibility assessment process was conducted by the Bali Hotel Association (BHA), Bali Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD), National Police, Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), and Search and Rescue Team (SAR), Cok Ace remarked.

In addition, security at those hotels was guaranteed with certificate from the Bali Police. Hotels and villas were also necessitated to have a Cleanliness, Health, Safety, and Environmental Sustainability (CHSE) certificate.

Cok Ace remarked that the local government had also issued a governor's regulation related to traditional village-based security by optimizing the role and function of traditional security, or pecalang, in securing traditional villages in Bali.

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Meanwhile, G20 coordinator of the Indian delegation, Harsh Vardhan Shringla, lauded the Indonesian Government, especially the Bali provincial government, for preparing accommodation for the G20 Summit's delegation.

"Bali is a very well-known tourist destination. It is the right decision to hold the G20 Summit in Bali because it has adequate infrastructure," Shringla stated.

The Indian delegation's G20 coordinator remarked that the exchange of information with the Bali provincial government was necessary to help his side in preparing for the upcoming G20 Summit in 2023 in India.

Shringla also commended Bali for being able to cooperate with village officials to partake in securing the G20 Summit.

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Translator: Ni Putu Putri M, Resinta S
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