A $300 million project to transform a former military barracks into a hotel and shopping centre has been given the go-ahead.
The Government’s Planning Department approved the $300-million plan to create a world-class destination for travellers.
The Bali Hotel project is part of the $1.2 billion project to upgrade the former military base at Bali Airport, which was abandoned in 2006.
It is part the $800-million project to convert the Bali-Bangkok International Airport into a new regional hub and is expected to create 20,000 jobs.
The project will be a boon for tourists and the local community, as the former barracks has been a popular tourist destination for many years.
It was the location of a US military base during World War II, but was subsequently closed in 2003 and has been used for business and tourism since then.
The redevelopment will also include the construction of a new hotel, shops and restaurants.
The proposed development is expected be complete in 2022.
The airport project will cost a total of $1 billion.
It will include the rehabilitation of Bami Airport, the creation of a hotel, retail, restaurants and a conference centre.