North Bali International Airport
North Bali International Airport (Bali Buleleng Airport) is a new airport development project that will provide the Indonesian island of Bali with a second commercial airport. The airport is being built to ease the growing congestion at the current Denpasar Airport. The new airport will be located north of Denpasar, in the Kubutambahan district of Buleleng Regency. A train line will link the two airports. The development will feature two runways. The project is scheduled to be completed by 2024. The project will not be completed in 2024 as previously planned
Aug-2022. Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Regional Development and Spatial Planning Wahyu Utomo confirmed development of North Bali International Airport remains a national need, despite the project's removal from the National Strategic Projects list in Jul-2022. Mr Utomo noted the project will not be completed in 2024 as previously planned.
Jan-2022. PT BIBU Panji Sakti posted news reports stating the company and China Construction First Group (CCFG) signed an MoU to develop North Bali International Airport. CCFG will be the main contractor of the airport project, which will require around IDR50 trillion (USD3.5 billion). Indonesia's Ministry of Investment received a feasibility study and business plan for the airport and will accelerate its development, with an aim for it to be completed by 2024.
Sep-2018. Bali's Governor Wayan Koster committed to developing a new international airport in Kubutambahan village located in northern Bali's Buleleng district. The proposed IDR25 trillion (USD1.67 billion) airport would ease capacity constraints at Bali Denpasar Ngurah Rai Airport.
Mar-2018. Indonesia's Ministry of Transportation stated it will not prioritise the development of a new offshore "floating" airport in Bali. Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi added the government's preference is to upgrade existing facilities and construct a second runway at Bali Denpasar Ngurah Rai Airport. The new airport has been proposed by Bali's provincial government and regional business groups.
Sep-2017. Buleleng Regent Putu Agus Suradnyana stated the government will fully support any company with serious intentions of developing Bali Buleleng Airport, warning against companies with ulterior political motive. The airport development project is estimated to require IDR50 trillion (USD3.7 billion) with land acquisition to commence before the end of 2017.
Aug-2017. Bali Buleleng Airport authority, PT Bandara Internasional Bali Utara (BIBU), plans to commence construction on the proposed airport on 28-Aug-2017. BIBU submitted all regulatory documents to the government in Jul-2017 and expects to receive development permit soon.
Jun-2017. Bali Vice Governor Ketut Sudikerta stated the council received two EoIs to develop the proposed Bali Buleleng Airport. The government hopes both parties can collaborate and work together on the project, with Mr Sudikerta saying both companies are willing to commence construction before the end of 2017.
19-Apr-2017. Bali Buleleng Airport president director Made Mangku announced ground breaking of the airport development project is scheduled for 28-Aug-2017, provided there are no further delays. The entire development project is estimated to require IDR50 trillion (USD3.7 billion), with IDR6 trillion (USD451 million) allocated for land reclamation which will be the platform for the two runways.
18-Apr-2017. Indonesia's Ministry of Transportation completed surveys on two potential sites for Bali Buleleng Airport. The Ministry aims to recommend a site in the North of Bali, which will then be followed by an economic feasibility study.
Jun-2016. Bali Buleleng Airport's consultant Airports Kinesis plans to break ground on 28-Aug-2016. Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika stated the project is pending confirmation from the Ministry of Transportation in regards to the location. Three sites were identified in the recommendation letter which includes proposal for two runways.
23-May-2016. Sakae Corporate Advisory signed a MoU with Pt Baruna Indonesia and Buleleng Regency to boost tourism in North Bali by improving air and sea transportation access to the region. According to PT Baruna Indonesia president director Eddyarto, the MoU includes upgrading “the existing airport to accommodate bigger airplanes” such as Boeing 737-800 or similar for charter flights and private jets. First phase of development include constructing a private jet parking area and a first class transit hotel, expected to cost USD55 million.
11-May-2016. Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika reported Airport Kinesis commenced pre-feasibility studies for the new Bali Buleleng Airport. The Governor said “this is just the beginning” for the IDR30 trillion (USD2 billion) project, however he forecast the airport will be operational by 2021.
Mar-2016. Indonesia Ministry of Transportation Airport Director Agus Santoso confirmed the Indonesian government has “earmarked three acceptable locations” for the proposed New Bali Buleleng Airport project. The government will be seeking foreign investors to fund 49% of the project.
13-Jul-2015. PT Angkasa Pura I (API) is prepared to construct the New Bali Buleleng Airport, following reports the state-owned enterprise was appointed to undertake the project. President director Sulistyo Wimbo Hardjito said API will undertake a financial analysis of the project and will commence construction works, following the feasibility study. The activation of a feasibility study will be subject to confirmation from the Ministry of State-owned Enterprises, according to Mr Hardjito.
09-Jul-2015. Bali's Provincial Government and Buleleng Regency will finance the proposed IDR30 trillion (USD2.2 billion) Buleleng International Airport project, according to Governor I Made Mangku Pastika. Mr Pastika advised both parties have raised 80%, or IDR24 trillion (USD1.8 billion), of the total budget to date.
09-Jul-2015. Bali's Provincial Government issued a letter of recommendation to Canada Airport Kinesis, seeking the consulting company to conduct a feasibility study on the proposed Buleleng International Airport.
May-2015. Bali's new second airport could reportedly be constructed as a floating airport off the coast of Buleleng according to plans from a consortium of Canadian investors. The consortium reportedly plans to construct the new airport on top of floating concrete piles, featuring a 125m bridge connecting to the two-runway development. The project is reportedly expected to cost IDR30 trillion (USD2 billion).
Jan-2015. Bali's Government plans to construct a new airport in Buleleng, as stated by the head of planning and regional development Putu Astawa. Mr Astawa advised that the country's Ministry of Transport has reportedly directed the Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises to include the project in the National Medium Term Development Plan (RPJMN). According to Mr Astawa, its inclusion confirms the development will be covered under the country's state funding programme.
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