Bali Gains from the G20 Summit


G20 brought benefits to Bali's infrastructure and more


The G20 Summit 2022 brought Bali some direct and indirect benefits. As stated by Bali’s Governor, I Wayan Koster, one of the immediate effects of said benefits is the 800 billion IDR (around 50 million USD) budget from the central government that was utilized for infrastructure and facilities development in Bali. 


Bali received such considerable sums of funding because it was selected to host the Summit of G20 2022. The infrastructure improvements from the funding are expected to further assist Bali to aid the G20 Summit and cement itself as a worldwide tourism destination.


Some of those infrastructure improvements include the VVIP Terminal in the I Gusti Ngurah Rai International airport and a mangrove nursery at the Ngurah Rai Forest Park. The president of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, even praise the built terminal as “Stunning”, and Bali’s Governor believes that this terminal is the best in Indonesia. After its completion, Bali’s authority will manage the terminal’s operation as granted by the central government.


Other Bali infrastructures like the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park in Uluwatu, I Gusti Ngurah Rai Statue in Tuban, and the Bali Mandala Road, as well as road extension and pedestrian lane construction in numerous locations, are also going through the series of enhancement.


Koster stated that, while the renovations were planned for the G20 Summit, they will assist Bali's tourism environment long beyond the event and give long-term advantages.


The G20 Summit also provides an opportunity for Indonesia's micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSME) goods to gain global exposure and reap significant advantages. The traditional Indonesian attire worn by numerous notable foreign delegations such as England Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Tesla CEO Elon Musk was one of such goods.


With the completion of the G20 Summit on 16 November 2022, it is expected for Indonesia especially Bali to welcome more influx of international visitors to this Island of the Gods.