Establishment of Benoa Bay as an Maritime Conservation Area

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LOKADEWATANEWS.COM – DENPASAR – BALI – Governor Wayan Koster stated, the Benoa Bay Area has legally become a Maritime Conservation Area based on the Decree of the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Indonesia Number 46 / KEPMEN-KP / 2019, “he said, during a press conference, in Jaya Sabha , Denpasar, Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Decree of the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries regarding the designation of Benoa Bay as an Maritime Conservation Area.

“I say, with this policy already finished it is goods. So, I hope that there will be no more polemics in the community, whether or not reclamation will take place in Benoa Bay, “explained Koster.

The governor added that he signed the decree Thursday, October 10, 2019 morning and made confirmation directly to the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Susi Pudjiastuti.

The letter, signed by Menautaut on October 4, 2019, included an attachment to the map of the Benoa Bay area which was made as an Maritime Conservation Area.

“So I have to sign the Governor, I also confirm to the minister and he stated that he indeed issued a decision on the Benoa Bay Maritime Conservation Area,” he explained.

Koster said, the Ministerial Decree was a response to the Bali Governor’s Letter to the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Indonesia Number: 523.32 / 1687 / KL / Dislautal dated September 11, 2019, Regarding the Proposed Establishment of the Maritime Conservation Area (KKM) of the Benoa Bay.

In the Letter the Governor of Bali proposes that the Benoa Bay be designated as an Maritime Conservation Area in accordance with the results of the Public Consultation on 6 September 2019 attended by Sulinggih, Indigenous Peoples who utilize the Benoa Bay Waters, Expert Groups, NGOs / NGOs, Associations and other stakeholders .

According to Koster, he also emphasized that the determination of the Benoa Bay Maritime Conservation Area was not related to the development at the Benoa Harbor. “he said.

“Other. Benoa Harbor has its own decision, “said. Koster.

Meanwhile, Bali Provincial Secretary Dewa Made Indra explained, the Decree of the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries RI No. 46 / KEPMEN-KP / 2019, did not shift the Presidential Regulation (Perpres) No. 51 of 2014 concerning the Reclamation of Benoa Bay.

It’s just that, in the minister’s decision to determine one area in the Perpres.

“So it’s not beat, right. So the Perpres is like a vast area, then one area namely Benoa Bay is determined by a Ministerial Decree, “explained Dewa Made Indra.

The Regional Secretary explained that the sea zone in Perpres Number 51 of 2014 became the authority of the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.

“But this only applies to Benoa Bay, the Perpres (regarding reclamation) area is broad, if this Perpres is revoked it will have access to the others,” explained Dewa Made Indra. (TIM)