Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Villa Development on Bali Valley is Stopped

Exploitation of land plots along the valley of Gianyar regency has never decreased. Construction of private villas in conservation area dedicated for water preservation such as Tegenungan at Sukawati districts of Gianyar keeps going on. Massive constructions even taking place on very dangerous elevating slopes and carrying on without holding permit from the government of Gianyar regency.

A villa development project next to Tegenungan bridge of Sukawati has just been ceased by Gianyar's administrative police (Satpol PP) on Monday (July 13th). More than built without permit, the project located on top of a valley also violates river setback regulation.

Commander of Satpol PP Gianyar, A.A. Oka Digjaya confirmed his action to cease the villa development after in an inspection the developer failed to show a valid permit. A project supervisor told BaliPost reporter that he has nothing to do with legality as the issue is under responsibility of the developer. Failure to show the permit has immediately led to suspension until a permit issued. Some equipments were seized to ensure suspension obbeyed.

Digjaya exposed that in addition to violation of regional regulation on building construction permit, the project also employs workers from outside the area without proper citizenship paperworks. “We have issued a preliminary warning and instructed them to have the paperwork completed before cosntruction started”, he said.

In Ubud area, Villa Puri Sekar Ayu, owned by local resident A.A. Ngurah Kesuma Wardana has received a warning as it was built without construction permit and one of its Ubud villas started to rent without operating license.