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The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) has announced it will continue the Bali Beach Conservation Project with the start of Phase II from Legian to Seminyak about 8 kilometers, also including Candidasa Beach and Tanjung Benoa.

This project is a continuation of the Bali Beach Conservation Phase I along Kuta Beach, Nusa Dua, Sanur and Tanah Lot that has already been completed.

In an article in, Head of the Unit of the Bali Non-Vertical Implementation of Water Resources Network (SNVT PJSA), Bali Penida River Basin Center, Putu Eddy Purna Wijaya said the Indonesian and Japanese governments signed a loan agreement for the project on Friday (03/31/2017).

According to Wijaya, the agreement includes financing and construction consulting services.

“There are four locations set in the plan, namely Legian-Seminyak Beach in Badung, Candidasa Beach in Karangasem, Tanjung Benoa in Badung and a bit more on Nusa Dua Beach. The total value of the loan is 1.1 billion yen, or about Rupiah 1.2 trillion ,” he said through an official statement on Sunday.

Wijaya added the main purpose of the conservation project was to restore the beach to its natural condition, from the eroded beach conditions now resulting in reduced coastline.

“We have never addressed the issue in Candidasa. While Legian Seminyak have been handled before, but now they need additional construction. While in Nusa Dua and Tanjung Benoa we have repaired a portion and now the remainder will be completed,” he said.

The first step in 2017 will be the auctioning procurement and consultant activities of the Bali Beach Conservation Project Phase II.

“The first task of this consultant will be making the design. The design is expected to be completed in 2018, then in 2019 we will be able to start construction,” said Wijaya.

He added that the design concept, will be supported by a number of topographical and geometric surveys to ensure the position of wave protection structures and an investigation of the source material.

“Then we will discuss the design with the community to jointly formulate a suitable design which will be accepted by society,” he said.

He hoped the Bali Beach Conservation Phase II can be carried out simultaneously and it is targeted to be completed in 2022.

From the results of the JICA study in 2011, Legian-Seminyak has seen the coastline slowly set back so that the waves during high tide reach the top of the shore. Long Beach Conservation of Legian-Seminyak will be addressed along the 2.9 kilometer stretch of beach by adding a filling of sand along the conservation area.

This problem is also common along Candidasa Beaches. Based on the results of the JICA study in 2011, the beaches have suffered erosion and conditions of degraded reef. Modifications will be made to the existing coastal wall, as well as filling sand along five kilometers along the coast line.