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The development of the Singaraja-Mengwitani expressway
still ongoing despite the pandemic

3D rendering of the road project | September 3, 2021

The Bali provincial government announced this week that road development for a "shortcut" between Singaraja, Buleleng and Mengwitani, Badung, will continue even during the ongoing pandemic.

“The governor is committed to completing the development of the Singaraja-Mengwitani shortcut even during the pandemic. All infrastructure developments funded from the state budget (APBN) are still going according to plan, nothing has been done. canceled or defeated, "said Nusakti Yasa Weda, who heads the department of public works and land use planning in Bali province.

According to Nusakti, the shortcut will help spread infrastructure development evenly across Bali, including harnessing the tourism potential of northern Bali.

The road megaproject, estimated to cost IDR 471,5 billion (USD 33 million) and funded by the Ministry of Public Works and Housing (PUPR), is expected to reduce the turns and slopes between Denpasar and Singaraja on the existing road, which slowed down cars to speeds of around 20 kilometers per hour in some places along the route.

According to officials, the project also includes the development of several rest areas, including a number of points identified as 7D, 7E, 9 and 10, which will start next year and end in 2023.
However, two more points are planned thereafter, and officials hope that they will be completed in 2024. The previous points of the road project would have completed the development in 2019.

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