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Photo: Cables hang all over the streets and trees of Petitenget. Credit ST

 

A member of the Badung government is concerned about the state of overhead electricity and other cables not being well-managed in the Petitenget area. He suggests the cables should go underground.

“We hope that the people responsible pay attention to the cables that are now looking very badly managed. The cable installers and the government must find a solution together,” the Head of Commission IV of Badung Regional House of Representatives, AAN Ketut Agus Nadi Putra, said on Tuesday.

The Golkar Party politician suggests the use of an integrated utility that has been planned by the Badung Regency Government, so that all cable networks are planted underground.

“At least they can prioritize the tourism areas, because a well-managed tourism area becomes part of our lifestyle,” Nadi Putra said to nusabali.com. The Kerobokan politician hopes all parties will pay attention to this problem.

Meanwhile, Bali PLN Environment PR and Guidance Deputy Manager, I Gusti Ketut Putra, admits that there is still a lot of dangling cables on the roadsides in Petitenget. But, they manage them periodically to make them look better organised. “We do not like to see this condition, either,” he said to reporters yesterday.

He says that PLN are coordinating with the Badung Government to find the best solution. His side supports the government plan to create an integrated underground utility in the entire Kuta area.

And he also admitted that the underground program will need a lot of funding and must be well planned. “I hope this program can be performed well,” he said.

 

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  • Adam Crispin
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    I don’t think it’s a problem limited to Petitenget to be honest…

  • Simon Wright
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    subtle……yet effective stu ; )

  • Giancarlo Cittolin
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    Which cables?

  • Alison Gallyot
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    Kerobokan junction….so picturesque

  • Grima Kerry
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    Totally agree

  • Grima Kerry
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    Here we go digging up the road disrupting traffic and retail sales. Probably will do it in peak tourist season. Just like in ubud. Busiest time of year and total disruption

  • Kyle Errison
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    The powers that be should be more concerned about planting trees IN/ON the side of the roads on Petitenget. Genius! Bahahaha!

    • John Bergman
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      And now new light poles in the roads!!! (FACEPALM)

    • Grima Kerry
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      Lisa Barron wow harsh and inconsiderate comment. Best you take a chill pill

    • Angie Bryce
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      I love Kyle Errison

    • John Bergman
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      “Learn how to f#cking drive!!!!”

  • John Bergman
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    It’s the lo-fi style of south east Asia.

  • Monika Szabuniewicz
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    No shit Sherlock

  • Tom Kin
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  • Paolo Bali
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    Oh really??? haven’t noticed it!

  • Angie Anggoro
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    Can’t wait for the fucking road work started again aiyayaaaa

  • Stuart Beat
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    Don’t those new street lights have the cables underground?

    • John Bergman
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      Yeah, but they’re in the street!

    • Stuart Beat
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      and every 10 metres!

    • John Bergman
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      The same as the trees. Gotta keep your eyes open. Some people hit them already.

    • Adam Crispin
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      Sticking to those new red bike tracks by the side of the road is the safest option I reckon.

    • Stuart Beat
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      Yes what would we do without those red motorbike lanes

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