The Ambassador of the Republic of Slovakia in Jakarta, Jaroslav Chlebo, gave his appreciation to the Governor of Bali, Wayan Koster, who has issued a regulation on Bali Gubernatorial Regulation Number 45 on Bali Clean Energy. The appreciation was conveyed when the Slovak Ambassador held an audience with the Governor of Bali, Wayan Koster, in Jayasabha, Denpasar, on Friday (Dec. 4).
During the audience, Governor Koster, who welcomed the presence of the Ambassador of the Republic of Slovakia Jaroslav Chlebo, in Balinese traditional attires stated that in his era of leadership as governor, he already established a fundamental Bali development strategy by carrying out the vision of Nangun Sat Kerthi Loka Bali through the Planned Universal Development Pattern towards the Bali New Era. “In my strategy to build Bali, I focus on building its natural ecosystems, people and culture because Bali is an attraction for domestic and foreign tourists,” said Governor Koster.
To maintain the harmony of Bali’s nature and its contents, Wayan Koster in front of the Ambassador of the Republic of Slovakia in Jakarta, Jaroslav Chlebo, emphasized that in Bali currently there is a Bali Gubernatorial Regulation No.97/2018 concerning Limitation of Single-Use Plastic Waste Generation, and Bali Gubernatorial Regulation Number 48/2019 concerning the Use of Battery-Based Electric Motorized Vehicles as an effort to make Bali Island clean from pollution.
It doesn’t stop there, but we are also trying to build a clean energy-based power plant program in Bali. On that account, it will not only make Bali’s nature clean, but tourists will also feel comfortable in Bali. “Actually, since 2019, Bali has received a good response from various countries, so that foreign tourist visits in 2019 increased by more than 20 percent.
Then in 2020, tourist visits to Bali were disrupted due to Covid-19 and coupled with a policy from the central government that prohibited foreigners from visiting Indonesia. As a result, Bali tourism slumped, and the economy in Bali was disrupted,” explained Koster, while praying and hoping the Covid-19 pandemic would be over, and tourism in Bali returns to normal and the economy of Bali will rise again.
Hearing this, the Ambassador of the Republic of Slovakia in Jakarta, Jaroslav Chlebo, when accompanied by the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Slovakia Dr. Jurgen Schreiber further said that his party has an interest in collaborating with Bali, especially in the field of electric motors in an effort to support the use of battery-based electric motorized vehicles. (BTN/014)