Arrangement to Taman Ayun area will soon be undertaken. The project is started by relocation of traders outside the temple area to location in the south. “We affirm there is no eviction to traders, just move to a better place,” said the Regent of Badung AA Gde Agung in the hearing with the traders, Monday (Jun 3).
The regent said to traders if their kiosk would be slightly shifted to the south from the current location, precisely to the land owned by the Badung County. It would be in the form of stall where the location was not too lower so that it would still be easier to be reached by drivers, tourist guides and tourists to shop. The budgets prepared reached up to IDR 2 billion.
Implementation of the area arrangement, said the Regent Gde Agung, aimed to make the Taman Ayun one of the world’s cultural heritages so that it remained clean, beautiful and safe as well as not spiritually and physically impure. “It is a program made by the government in collaboration with the Mengwi Grand Palace, so that the temple area of Taman Ayun will turn clean, safe and comfortable,” he said.
Aside from the shifting to the 19 active traders, it would also be built the arched entrance gates precisely in the central intersection and in the east of Gulingan village. Similarly, there would also be split gates on the road leading to the Taman Sari Temple and Pande hamlet. This arrangement was planned to be completed by the end of 2013.
After that, it would be resumed with the garden arrangement at the surrounding areas of the central intersection or catus pata of Mengwi and establishment of a Milky Way statue as well as the arrangement of garden in front of the temple along the pedestrian of Taman Ayun.
The Head of Badung Human Settlements Agency, Ni Luh Putu Dessy Dharmayanty, explained the scope of project work covered the making of arched entrance gates in the west and the east and split gates with the height of 7 meters and 8 meters. Besides, it also included the police station, culinary stalls, wantilan hall of spinning wheel swing, arrangement of botanical garden, bathroom and the way to the museum. (BTN/015)