Image: Canggu Beach. Credit: FB. The Beat Canggu.
Even though tourism has increased greatly in the Canggu area in the past few years, and with it the local economy, politicians representing the area say tourism facilities remain inadequate. They have asked the government to take steps to manage the tourism areas of Canggu to encourage more tourists to come to the area.
Badung Regional Representative (DPRD), Gede Aryanta, said to nusabali.com on Friday that there are now many tourists coming to Canggu and with them have come many hotels, restaurants, bars and night venues. Unfortunately, the supporting facilities are lacking, such as street lights, which are still inadequate in many areas.
“The tourists like to walk to the beach, even at night time, but the street lights are inadequate in several areas. The road width in some parts is also narrow, which often causes traffic jams,” he said. He asked the government to pay attention to these conditions to also avoid criminal activity in the area.
“They have to manage all of this, starting from the beach, additional street lights and a guarantee of security for the visiting tourists,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Head of Badung Tourism Board, I Made Badra, said that his department already has a plan drawn to manage the tourism infrastructure at Canggu and Berawa beach areas and the Badung Public Works and Spatial Planning (PUPR) Board has technically studied the plan, too. So, the realization will only be a matter of time.
“Badung PUPR Board has studied the plan to manage the Berawa Beach area and the construction of the supporting infrastructures. Please be patient a little bit longer,” he said.