Bappenas Collaborates With Various Partners to Oversee Development of Serangan Tourism Village in Bali

DENPASAR – The Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas continues to oversee the short-term economic recovery plan and the medium-to-long-term economic transformation of Bali, including the development of Serangan Tourism Village. 

As a follow-up to the Economic Roadmap for Bali Towards a New Bali Era: Green, Resilient, and Prosperous, as well as the Masterplan for the Development of Serangan Village Tourism, the Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas, along with PT. Bali-Kerthi Development Fund, Rumah Zakat, Yayasan Filantra, and Cause Social Innovation, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the Development of Serangan Tourism Village. 

"This MoU will be a milestone in the joint commitment that we can collaborate, work together, and support each other to contribute to the transformation process we are conducting as a pilot project at the village level, namely Serangan Village with the no one left behind scheme," said the Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas’ Deputy of Economic Affairs Amalia Adininggar Widyasanti, on Saturday (27/1).

The Masterplan for the Development of Serangan Tourism Village includes the vision, mission, objectives, and 55 action plans that serve as guidelines for efforts to transform Serangan Village into a sustainable tourism village. Historical assets of Serangan Village, such as Pura Sakenan, Masjid As-Syuhada, as well as Pura Susunan Wadon and Pura Cemara, designated as cultural heritage, have the potential to enhance their attractiveness. Moreover, local traditions such as Tradisi Ngejot and Tradisi Ngayah can also be developed as tourism content offered to local and international tourists. 

"Tourists can be invited to interact and live with the community. The experience of living together with the community is a unique and valuable experience that we can develop together," added Deputy Amalia. This aligns with the vision of the development of Serangan Tourism Village, which aims to establish Serangan Village as a sustainable and competitive tourism destination based on maritime, ecotourism, and religious tourism, promoting prosperity, harmony, and advancing the noble culture of the village.

Collaboration from various parties is essential, especially in implementing the 55 action plans for the development of Serangan Tourism Village. Deputy Amalia emphasized that cooperation between the central government, local authorities, and development partners is necessary to oversee the implementation of the development and financing management of Serangan Tourism Village. 

"The financing of Serangan Village development does not solely depend on the state and regional budgets. This is what we want to emphasize because the financing of Serangan Village is supported by other funding sources, such as private investment, corporate social responsibility (CSR) from businesses, including state-owned enterprises (BUMN), grants or assistance from donor institutions," concluded Deputy Amalia.