Commission IV of the Indonesian House of Representatives demanded the planned location for the construction of the North Bali airport in the Sumberklampok Village area, Buleleng Regency, Bali, to be reviewed.
This is because the airport will utilize 64 hectares of land in the West Bali National Park (TNBB).
The airport construction on TNBB land could cause the extinction of the animals that live in the area.
The Chairman of Commission IV DPR RI, Sudin, was met when he visited the TNBB Hall on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, saying that many protected animals live in the TNBB area with the area of 19,026.27 hectares.
One of them is the Bali Starling, which is a typical animal of the island of Bali.
If the airport is built using part of the land in the TNBB area, this can cause very loud noise.
As a result, there are concerns about 455 species of animals living in the TNBB area that will be stressed and die.
Sudin admitted that he did not agree with the plan for the airport construction to use part of the existing land in TNBB.
“I support the construction of the airport for the progress of Bali. But please make a study as detailed as possible, then report it to Commission IV, to be discussed and reviewed, after that we can decide something,” he said.
“Don’t let our children and grandchildren only hear about the Bali Starling, when the bird is not there anymore,” added Sudin.