BRI NEWS Indonesia's Bali plans to impose green tax on tourists


Indonesia's Bali plans to impose green tax on tourists

China Economic Net

23:29, March 12, 2020


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The Bali resort island, one of tourist centers in Indonesia, will soon levy a green tax on tourists to support the sustainable tourism industry, a tourism board said.

Head of the Bali Tourism Board IB Agung Partha Adnyana said the tax will value at 10 U.S. dollars per one traveler and it will be used for insurance, financing garbage management, animal protection and disaster mitigation, media reported on Tuesday.

"Hopefully, this year it can be imposed," he said a day earlier.

With the tax collection, the official said, it will make Bali Island care much of the environmental preservation and protection.

Over 700,000 foreign holidaymakers visit Bali every month, according to data from the Indonesian Central Agency of Statistics.

However, garbage and rubbish issues have often hit the beautiful island.

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