Investment Commitment: Preserving Balinese Culture All the components of society and organizations in Bali should make synergistic effort for the benefit of better future of Bali. One of them is the role of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) Bali. This organization does not only dwell in business affairs, but as the partner of
Investment Commitment: Preserving Balinese Culture
All the components of society and organizations in Bali should make synergistic effort for the benefit of better future of Bali. One of them is the role of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) Bali. This organization does not only dwell in business affairs, but as the partner of government it also has full and ongoing commitment in guarding Bali as a tourist destination and venue of convenient business.
It was emphasized by Chairman of Kadin Bali, A.A. Ngurah Alit Wiraputra. Bali is currently facing various challenges in economic management, including the management of nature as an investment medium. He also explained there are at least eight issues recommended by the Kadin Bali to be addressed. Firstly, the infrastructural problem in the transport sector is considered a serious obstacle by Kadin Bali in overcoming economic disparities.
Secondly, the problems are associated with waste. Waste management is not complete and integrated so that it should be immediately looked for solutions. Waste will become a serious problem for Bali in keeping with the increasing density of population and growing investment. In addition to these problems, Kadin also recommended that the problems of clean water, sewage, coastal erosion and eco-friendly energy got the attention of the government. Equally the other strategic issues to be addressed are investment, development and authorization of strategic lands.
“We recommend this so that the leaders of Bali along with their team can find a breakthrough and solutions to overcome them. Kadin Bali has confidence that Bali should be addressed in a holistic and integrated manner so that the enjoyment of economic inequality in Bali can be broken down,” said Alit Wiraputra. This former Chairman of Kadin Badung said that Kadin as the government partner will continue to make a position as a professional partner and still has alignment in developing Bali. “We also hope that fellow entrepreneurs investing in Bali have a sense of conscience in building and maintaining Balinese culture. This should become an investment commitment because the culture and spirit of Tri Hita Karana are the breath of Bali,” he said.
Kadin Bali found there are a number of serious problems needing to be addressed. Now many lands are abandoned because they are not managed by the government and investors as have been designated. To that end, he said, Bali must move together in addressing the eight problems recommended by the Kadin Bali. In addition to the eight problems, Kadin Bali also recommends five important points including the development of Bali trade and promotion center, the development of education and training facilities for business people, construction of central parking lot in the office and tourism area, infrastructural development for export-import and promotion of sustainable tourism so that Bali remains a major tourist destination in Indonesia.
“Kadin considers that the success of development will be determined by commitment of the government and the government’s ability to empower communities. On that account, Kadin Bali hopes there will be measurable synergies in guarding Bali as a living space and investment space,” he said. (BTN/kmb)