Denpasar, Bali (ANTARA) - The Bali government has readied seven hospitals in Nusa Dua, Badung, and Denpasar to provide health services to participants of the G20 Summit, which is scheduled to be held in Bali on November 15–16, 2022.

The G20 is an international forum comprising 19 countries and the European Union that work together to handle major issues. Indonesia is holding the presidency of the grouping this year.

The Bali government has prepared the seven hospitals to anticipate potential emergencies during the implementation of the G20 Summit, head of the Communication, Informatics, and Statistics Office of Bali, Gede Pramana, said at a press conference here on Tuesday.

The seven hospitals are Prof. Dr. I.G.N.G. Ngoerah Hospital, Bali Mandara Hospital, Udayana University's hospital, Udayana Denpasar Hospital, Bhayangkara Denpasar Hospital, Siloam Hospital, and BIMC Hospital.

He further informed that the government has prepared the facilities and infrastructure to support the event, which have included making efforts to ensure smooth traffic flow from I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport to the meeting location at the Apurva Kempinski, Nusa Dua, Badung, Bali.

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"We are renovating the VVIP reception (area) at the airport, and we have to ensure that the roads from Ngurah Rai Airport to Nusa Dua are in good condition," he said.

He expressed optimism that the preparation of infrastructure to welcome the delegates of G20 countries will be completed on time.

"There is support from the central government because some (preparations) are being done by the central government. We, the Bali provincial government, are monitoring and giving advice because the location is in Bali," he said.

Regarding security, Pramana said that the Bali government, with the support of the Indonesian Military (TNI) and the National Police (Polri), will ensure that the province is safe ahead of and during the G20 Summit.

"We also have a traditional village-based integrated security system called Sipandu Beradat, in which the implementation will be carried out under cooperation with local (security) officers called pecalang (Balinese traditional guards)," he explained.

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Editor: Rahmad Nasution
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