Bali government urges freeze on new hotels to be obeyed
DENPASAR: Bali's provincial government has urged mayors and district heads in the popular resort island to fully obey the temporary freeze on the building of new hotels in certain areas, Jakarta Globe newspaper reported.
"District administrations should give serious attention," Bali tourism agency chief Ida Bagus Kade Subikshu said on Wednesday.
The moratorium was imposed early last year by Governor Made Mangku Pastika, and covers areas in southern Bali such as Denpasar, Badung and Gianyar.
According to data from the tourism agency, Bali has 2,190 hotel and other accommodations providing 45,408 rooms. However, the majority are concentrated in southern Bali, the newspaper reported on Thursday.