DENPASAR, Bali (BPN) – Bali officially started the New Era Order on Thursday, July 9. According to Bali Governor Wayan Koster, this is the first phase in which the implementation of community activities only for local people in Bali.
“I hope the Balinese people carrying out activities in accordance with the new era of life order protocols,” Governor Koster said on Thursday.
The Governor also conducted surveys of the implementation of the protocols in three tourism objects. Koster first visited the Safari Park Bali Safari & Marine Park in Gianyar Regency, then Kerta Gosa Museum in Klungkung, and Beachwalk in Badung.
The implementation of the New Era Order in Bali is divided into three phases. The first is on July 9 for local people. The second phase is on July 31 for the tourism sector and will start to open only for Indonesian tourists.
If all goes well, the third phase on September 11, Bali will be opened for foreign tourists.
“Evaluation will be done at every phase and we hope that everything goes well according to plan,” the Governor said.
Meanwhile, Bali Deputy Governor Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati (Cok Ace) started the implementation of the new normal by leading a tour of classic cars on the Denpasar-Karangasem-Buleleng-Tabanan routes.
Cok Ace also visited several tourist attractions such as Tirta Gangga, and Ulun Danu Beratan Temple.
“Bali is now opened for Balinese people. This is the phase that we must face, to coexist with the COVID-19, to drive the economic sector of Bali which is now at minus point,” he said.
The current condition according to the Deputy Governor, could be a momentum to enter a new era that is more obedient and discipline, including promoting the use of non-cash transactions.
“Non-cash transactions will certainly minimize touching and start from there, with obedience, we can move the economy. We can awaken Bali (economy) slowly. We run everything in harmony but with discipline,” he said.