The Bali Tourism Project is a $16 million IDA credit that will provide infrastructure for a new tourism estate to be developed at Nusa Dua.
While attracting relatively little foreign tourism prior to 1967, in the years between 1967 and 1973 Indonesia experienced rapid growth in the sector. During this six-year period the number of visitors to the country increased by more than 50% annually, reaching an estimated 300,000 visitors by 1973. The Bali Tourism Project, a $16 million IDA credit, will provide infrastructure for a new tourism estate to be developed at Nusa Dua on the island of Bali. Specifically, the project will fund new roads facilitating access to the estate, training facilities for hotel staff, and other facilities and services. The new tourism estate is expected to attract private investors that are prepared to build hotels and other tourism facilities in the area.
May 30, 1968
Singapore's Finance Minister expresses his interest in investing in Indonesia's tourism sector; a note on the topic authored by the minister accompanies the letter (1787233).
July 30, 1971
The letter to the Bank Group's Operations Vice President describes a consultant's report on the tourism potential of Bali as well as other topics related to a potential Bali tourism loan (1787234).
June 12, 1973
The appraisal team is instructed to "carefully examine the physical planning, engineering, environmental, economic, financial, training, social, marketing, and organizational aspects" of the project (30166809).
June 6, 1974
The press release describes how the project will minimize adverse effects of increased tourism by concentrating development on the sparsely populated Bukit peninsula (30166810).
Demuth describes how World Bank Group President George Woods initiated funding in the tourism sector in the 1960s on page 4 of the transcript.
Among those present at the signing are Abdul Habir, Charge d'Affaires, Embassy of Indonesia (center) and Country Programs Director, Asia Region, Raymond J. Goodman (second from right; 1724225; Credit: The World Bank).
P003738: Approved May 4, 1974
The project profile contains an overview of the project and a list of project documents and archival record folders (including links to digitized records where available) related to the project.
The report examines the project's design, looks at its implementation, and describes the project's impacts.
The paper outlines hotel investment issues and recommended changes to the project design.
The report covers Indonesia's tourism sector, offers justification for the project, and provides a detailed description of the project.