Bali places ready to host G20 summit, says minister Luhut Pandjaitan

Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investments Luhut Pandjaitan said in a written statement on Wednesday that the preparation phase for the upcoming G20 summit in Bali is 95 percent complete and is scheduled to be held in Nusa Dua from November 15 to 16.

“The preparations are 95 percent done, both in GWK (Garuda Wisnu Kencana), roads, Tahura and places in Apurva are ready. Tonight, the governor of Bali held a joint prayer. 1,200 traditional stakeholders and 1,493 representatives of traditional peoples across Bali were present,” the minister wrote.

The GWK Cultural Park, which will house the G20 presidency, will become the venue for the gala dinner for President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and the heads of state of the Summit. Luhut also mentioned that preparations at The Apurva Kempinski, which will host the main event, have undergone a significant overhaul to host the event.

The main places of the G20 presidency are Apurva Kempinski Bali, GWK Cultural Park, Tahura Ngurah Rai and then Hotel Sofitel Nusa Dua Bali. In terms of waste management, a series of integrated waste facilities, or TPSTs, spread throughout the region have been optimized to handle the event’s waste management.