A coastal planning project at Bali’s German Beach has reached the 76 percent completion mark, according a Badung Regency official.
German Beach, located in the island’s Kuta area, is being worked on from south to north, up along the coast. The beach, just north of the island’s Ngurah Rai Airport—until now—has been known as a more relaxed spot, more popular with fishermen than with tourists. But Badung Regency has a plan in the works to develop the beach as a tourist attraction.
The scope of the project includes parking lot construction, booths for food vendors, a stage, and arts shops (not unsimilar with a project up in North Kuta). The project has a total contracted value of IDR6.7 billion (US$441,152). Phase one of the project is targeted for total completion on Dec. 3, 2018.
“Besides being used as a place of recreation, this will also be a photo spot for photography lovers,” said Badung Spatial Planning Section Head, Adhi Mantra, referring to the stage area.
Additionally, in order to accommodate local fishermen in the area, the project will prepare a spot for boats to Moore, says Mantra.
“For the fishermen’s spot, we will reposition it. We will accommodate all the fishermen. We are rearranging it so it doesn’t look shabby,” he told Bali Post on Wednesday.
The new parking lot at the beach is expected to accommodate 50 cars and around 70 motorbikes. Meanwhile, the booths that will be installed are meant for vendors who had previously sold their wares at the same beach.