Bali Airport installs state of the art inspection device
Immigration lines at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport have become notoriously long at times, especially as Bali’s foreign arrivals have been increasing over the past year.
Things are about to get even busier as some 17,000 international delegates make their way to Bali for the annual IMF-World Bank meeting, scheduled in Nusa Dua for Oct. 8 to 14. As previously promised the airport’s just installed 10 new automated gates to help deal with the influx of foreign arrivals.
“We installed 10 units of the auto-gate immigration facility. We did not have such a facility before,” co-general manager of airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I, Sigit Herdiyanto, said on Tuesday, as quoted by Antara.
Four auto-gates will be installed in the arrival terminal, while six others will be put in the departure terminal, according to Herdyanto.
The bali airport operator also hopes to speed up flows of passengers with the addition of six new “x-ray smart lanes”, which are apparently more efficient, along with 45 new CCTV cameras.
Angkasa Pura I has put a budget of IDR3 billion (US$201,630) towards the facilities, says Herdiyanto.
The airport has been working on widening its aprons via reclamation on the western and eastern sides to expand the aircraft parking area. The airport’s waste processing facility, VVIP building, and Base Ops of Ngurah Rai Air Base are also meant to be moved.
Like with other urban development projects accelerated ahead of the IMF-World Bank meeting, these are meant to help the conference, but are also long term investments.