Bali intends to limit number of cars

Denpasar, Bali (Antara News) - The Bali provincial administration intended to limit the number of cars on the island by imposing higher taxes in order the keep the island`s threshold in balance.

"By controlling the number of cars, we also hope to maintain the road infrastructures and decrease the accident rate," Bali Governor Dewa Beratha said here on Thursday.

The governor made the statement in a plenary session of the Bali Provincial Legislative Council (DPRD) discussing Bali`s draft budget 2008.

Governor Dewa Beratha also hoped that such a policy would help reduce traffic congestions on the world`s most famous tourist resort.

The Bali administration has set a target of receiving Rp275.457 billion from car ownership taxes for the 2007 budget, or an increase of 15 percent from the previous year. (*)
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