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While most businesses are fighting to stay alive and jobs are being lost all over town because of the biggest slump in tourism in years on the island, the Bali Mandara Toll management has decided to increase toll rates for some categories of vehicle.

The new adjustment will be applied at midnight, December 8, 2017.

Management explained that the adjustment schedule was delayed since November 1, 2017.

The calculation is based on a combination of the old rates and the present inflation rate. Bali’s inflation rate for the last two years was 5.89%. So the new rates for the car using the toll will increase Rp 500 to Rp 11,500. Meanwhile, the motorcycle rate will still be the old rate of Rp 4,500.

The President Director of PT Jasamarga Bali Tol (JBT), Akhmad Tito Karim, stated that these new rates follow the Law No. 38/2004 on Roads and the Government Regulation No. 15/2005 about the toll road. (Obviously without too much regard to what is happening to the economy around them. Ed.)

“According to the law, toll users must pay toll rates. The income will be used for toll services, return on investment, maintenance, and development,” he said to kabar24.com on Tuesday.

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  • Paolo Bali
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    actually they should raise the taxes on profits in the next 6 months….it will have the same effect!!!! LOL

  • Arlo Sinclair
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    Also, just in time for the forced traffic diversions to the toll road because of the newly started airport intersection tunnel construction.

  • Marcel Paul Luitze
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    Who cares? How many times a day do you use the toll-road?

    • Seminyak Edits
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      Well that would depend on where you live and work

    • Arlo Sinclair
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      People won’t have a choice, for the tunnel construction you will be forced to detour to the toll road!

    • Marcel Paul Luitze
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      Seminyak Edits Yes, back and forth every day by car, thus having to pay 2 x Rp. 500,- / total Rp. 1,000,- more surely requires a change of lile-style 😉

    • Stuart Beat
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      I think any biz in town would love to be able to put up their prices 5% right now – doubt it. It’s more like put them down 50%

    • Marcel Paul Luitze
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      Stuart Beat Indeed, we lowered our (room) rates 65% recently, just to catch some guests 😉

    • Arlo Sinclair
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      Marcel Paul Luitze, sure for people that are used to using the toll road, it’s not that bad. The point I’m making, for people that otherwise wouldn’t need to take the toll road, but will now be forced to do so because of the tunnel construction, it may not be in their monthly budget to be forced to pay toll fees. As far as I understand, to get to Nusa Dua from the airport, you have to divert to Benoa Toll entrance, and go that way, you can’t just hang a right at the airport intersection. Not to mention workers on a minimumal monthly wage, even on a motorbike, Rp4,500 x 2 per work day can eat into their monthly budget a great deal.

    • Paolo Bali
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      Which people are forced? Until now the traffic issue in there is not existent and the toll IS NOT ACCESSIBLE for those coming from airport with car or truck.

    • Arlo Sinclair
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      Paolo Bali I read that they will be forcing you to take the toll when tunnel construction starts, for example, from the airport to get to Nusa Dua or Bukit, the detour will be via Jalan Raya Kuta, then you travel all the way to Benoa Harbour and take the toll road to Nusa Dua.

    • Andreas Stokowy
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      To many times

  • Ian Johansson
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    Sorry, but this is NOTHING compared with the shitstorm hitting imports. Any business using imported goods is looking at greatly increased cost of up to 25 %!

    • Arlo Sinclair
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      Source?

    • Herling Untu W
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      At the moments i paid 60% for machine spare parts.

    • Ian Johansson
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      Arlo Sinclair Ask around. We are dealing in sound systems and desperately looking for alternatives as ALL our suppliers are raising their prices on imports. We are designing speakers ourselves but components are still from Italy.

    • Herling Untu W
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      Ian Johansson this crap administration wants you to start ordering your parts from downtown Jawa. Bloody redicouluse .iam done with Joko

    • Stuart Beat
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      Ask around, great source Ian. Lol

    • Stuart Beat
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      And it does open doors to the local market just like the booze industry

    • Ian Johansson
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      Booze is a little easier to produce locally than high end electronics!

    • Ian Johansson
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      Herling Untu W In our case that would be Sinar Baja in Surabaya. And we do sometimes. 🙂

    • Stuart Beat
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      Ian Johansson RE: High end electronics. Apparently Jokowi is pushing for that industry to pick up its game here in Indo

    • Stuart Beat
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      Maybe that could be an opportunity

    • Herling Untu W
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      Ian Johansson and they cant even do that.

    • Ian Johansson
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      Stuart Beat I think China pretty much rules that market. Difficult to beat. Also, with the appalling standards of education and lack of encouragement to study hard in Indonesia, that goal could be decades away.

    • Ian Johansson
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      Meanwhile, Tourism seems to be one of the things Indonesia could do REALLY well. Tons of amazing locations and a generally friendly population.

    • Stuart Beat
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      Ian Johansson Well they definitely won’t get anywhere sitting on their hands and doing nothing. I’m not a fan of protectionist policy but somebody could see an opportunity in this whole import mess and make a zillion bucks out of it. You got a soldering iron?

    • Andreas Stokowy
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      Yup, because we can

  • Ellie Ian
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    Easy solution, if you dont like the way the island operates…..go home

  • Lainie Reynolds
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    Well don’t travel on them

  • Mike O'Leary
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    Everybody can have an opinion Ellie. This is my home and there is a fuken lot I do not like the way things operates. Especially with the poor, innocent and uneducated.

  • Mike O'Leary
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    The toll road is a RIP OFF. Owned by Corrupt bastards, with none of the money going the people.

  • Gabriel Hull
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    Ellie Ian I don’t like how you bully people on Facebook. Perhaps you should tone it down…or are you going to bully me as well?

  • Don Havig
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    Hey Mike if 1 dollar to much for you to ride the toll ..try going anywhere else and get the same deal

  • Andreas Stokowy
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    While the Service is less!

  • Ellie Ian
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    Cos in western countries the toll road money goes to the people??? Come back to reality

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