Based on an estimate, the construction of the toll road infrastructure between Jembrana and Denpasar will be completed by 2025.
"We have to be ready because Jembrana will be passed by a toll road that will connect Denpasar and it will be connected in 2025," the minister said in an official statement released on Saturday.
"Therefore, we have to prepare the tourism ecosystem because everything will start to move to West Bali," he added while visiting Jembrana, Bali.
The development of tourism and creative economy in West Bali is one of the programs that will continue to be strengthened to achieve equal distribution of tourists, he informed.
This will help ensure that tourists are not concentrated in just East and South Bali.
Bali is still considered a top-of-the-mind global tourism destination. This is an opportunity that should be utilized in an optimal manner through the development of West Bali.
"This is our optimism. Thus, the tourism and creative economy ecosystem should be prepared here. This is our homework so that our recovery becomes better, more evenly distributed, and more sustainable," Uno remarked.
In 2023, the number of domestic and international tourist visits is targeted to increase two-fold.
The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy aims to attract 7.4 million international tourists to Indonesia. It is also seeking to push the mobility of domestic tourists to 1.2–1.4 billion.
"This should be responded to by the entire tourism and creative economy actors. We cannot lag behind. We have to prepare it to open broad business opportunities and certainly job opportunities," Uno said.
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