Foreign Tourists in Bali Not Affected Related to Volcanic Activity of Mount Agung

By : Herry Barus And Aldi Firhand. A | Tuesday, September 26 2017 - 07:36 IWST

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Mount Agung - Denpasar- Foreign tourists (Wisman) who are enjoying holidays in Bali until now is not affected by increased volcanic seismic activity of Mount Agung which increased because the distance about 85 kilometers east of Denpasar.

Meanwhile, Head of Land and Land Transportation Management Office of Bali and NTB Agung Hartono, as quoted from Antara, Monday (25/09/2017) explained that prospective passengers who want to continue the trip by road, tourists can use the bus through three points, namely Ubung Terminal Denpasar , Mengwi in Badung regency, and Port of Benoa Denpasar.

The mitigation plan was once implemented in handling passengers when I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport was affected by volcanic ash of Mount Raung in East Java and Barujari Mountain in Lombok, NTB.

In Bali there are about 2,300 buses consisting of 1,800 tourism buses and 500 intercity buses.

After the calculation with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, it is estimated that around 300 buses can be directed to passenger service failing to fly if Mount Agung erupts.

Until now, the increased volcanic activity does not interfere with the activities of tourists in and abroad enjoying a holiday on the Island of the Gods. If the worst condition occurs, the area is affected by ten kilometers, as stated by Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika.

Similarly, the People, especially those living around the slopes of Mount Agung who are now away within a radius of 12 kilometers, are asked to calm down in the shelter while praying before Ida Sanghyang Widhi Wasa, God Almighty, in order to control the activity of Mount Agung to return to normal save the earth and all its contents.

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