Tourism community from various professions carried out a social activity entitled Cleaning Blitz Campaign on Kuta Beach, Friday (Jan 23). There were approximately 1,600 people who took part in the cleanup activity led by the Bali Villa Association (BVA) of Badung Chapter. They consisted of the tourism components, lifeguard of Badung and tourism school. Besides, the event was also attended by the Head of Badung Government Tourism Office Cok Raka Darmawan.
Chairman of the BVA of Badung Chapter Gede Nik Sukarta said the activity was intended to provide empathy and sympathy in order to participate in giving contribution to the environmental sanitation, especially in the international tourist area. “Similarly, it is also meant to have a recreation and give ideas, so that all stakeholders understand and realize the importance of Kuta Beach as an asset of global tourist destination,” he said.
Kuta Beach, explained this General Manager of the Kayu Raja Villa Seminyak, posed an asset of the nation playing an important role in the imaging of Bali tourism. With the high interest of foreign tourists to make a visit to the white sandy beach, it would have an impact both on hotel or villa occupancy. “By all means, it will also have an impact on people’s economy and revenues,” he said.
Nik Sukarta stated that his party agreed to the proposal of the BVA to the government in order to make an announcement board in some coastal areas visited by many tourists. “The content is to provide information for tourists visiting the beach that there is annual phenomenon of marine debris originating from outside of Bali so they can acknowledge the condition,” he said. Indeed, added Nik Sukarta, against the phenomenon all the stakeholders, especially the management of coastal areas supported by the government had been cleaned up for 24 hours. “This information needs to be disseminated on the board,” he concluded. (BTN/015)