Noisy Canggu Could Be Bali’s Repair Point


Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno appreciated the stakeholders of Bali’s tourism and creative economy, especially in Canggu, for reaching an agreement regarding the noise problem in Canggu.

Sandiaga also pushed for the agreement to be strengthened. In order to create quality and sustainable tourism without losing local wisdom.

Sandiaga took the time to meet with the Bendesa Indigenous Canggu, Canggu Perbekel, Bali and Badung Tourism Offices, Satpol PP, and managers of bars and restaurants in Canggu on Friday (16/9). During the meeting he expressed hope that the agreement that had been reached could lead Canggu to a better direction.

Sandiaga Uno meeting with stakeholders in Canggu.Sandiaga Uno meeting with stakeholders in Canggu. Photo: Doc. Kemenparekraf

“Today, Alhamdulillah, we were able to stay in touch with all stakeholders and it has been reported that the agreement that had previously been reached will continue to be monitored at the technical level by Mr. Kadis (Kadispar of Bali Province),” said Sandiaga Uno.

Previously, the related parties had agreed on 6 points. First, the maximum sound decibel limit is 70 decibels for outdoor areas. Second, the operational time limit is until 01.00 WITA.

Third, the commitment of business actors and the community as well as the apparatus in the context of supervision in the field. Fourth, consistency between the community, entrepreneurs and (the apparatus). Fifth, be consistent in conducting joint supervision. And lastly, keep reminding each other to entrepreneurs and the surrounding community not to exceed the agreed limits.

In addition to agreeing on these points, the previous meeting also agreed to hold socialization related to existing limits and regulations.

Sandiaga also said that this agreement would later be strengthened and developed into a regulation. So that it can be a legal umbrella and can be a basis for taking action against those who violate it.

“I really hope that the agreement that has been submitted will be monitored and improved later in the form of a regulation that has taken into account the calculations of the times and we hope that this can lead Canggu to a better direction. under a legal umbrella that can be the basis for its implementation and supervision,” said Sandiaga.

He also stressed that tourism must run in balance. Not only providing comfort for tourists, but also the surrounding community.

In addition to getting the attention of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, the Canggu noise problem is also a concern of President Joko Widodo. Especially with the G20 Presidency and various international events that will be held in the near future.

“We want this to be resolved with local wisdom and we hope that this is not the first time and we will monitor it until the G20. We hope that all of these can be resolved and what is prioritized is the traditional and cultural approach,” said Sandiaga.

According to Sandiaga, this is the right moment to improve and organize tourism in Bali. How will the Bali Provincial Government also be able to establish a Detailed Spatial Plan (RDTR) to make arrangements in terms of the designation of business activities.

“Why don’t we transform not only Recover Together Recover Stronger but also Recover Better. Because there are also other problems such as waste, water, environmental sustainability issues,” said Sandiaga.

Deputy Governor of Bali Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati (Cok Ace) who was also present expressed his appreciation to the government for paying attention to the existing problems. Cok Ace also made this moment an opportunity to conduct a thorough evaluation.

“This is an extraordinary concern from the central government and is a very important momentum to evaluate things that we really need to improve because tourism is dynamic, it continues to grow. Of course, in this development there are also norms, there are regulations that we must agree on. , said Cok Ace.

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