Bali plans to connect tourist hotspots with trams, electric buses

File photo taken at a water palace in Bali. Photo: Pixabay
File photo taken at a water palace in Bali. Photo: Pixabay

Indonesia’s state-owned train manufacturer INKA says it will be developing an electric-based city transportation system in Bali, revealing yet another potential infrastructure project for the popular holiday destination.

INKA signed a memorandum of understanding with the Bali administration’s regional holding company (Perusda) today, whereby the two agreed on developing a transportation system and eventually creating a joint venture for its operations in the future.

“INKA and Perusda Bali will be developing a city transportation system powered on batteries, such as trams and electric buses,” Budi Noviantoro, who is CEO of INKA, said in a statement.

The transportation system will cover several of Bali’s main tourist areas such as Kuta, Sanur, and Ubud, as well as the future location of Bali Cultural Center in Gunaksa, Klungkung regency.

If you’ve been paying attention, it’s likely that you’re well-aware that officials in Bali have been talking about big infrastructure projects in recent years, including plans for a railless train system connecting Ngurah Rai International Airport and Sanur. 

Earlier in August, Koster also emphasized on the need for integrated and connected infrastructure in order to develop the regional economy based on local resources.

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