Ensuring Smooth Travel for the Eid Al-Fitr Holiday: National Police Chief Inspects Gilimanuk Port, Bali

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National Police Chief General Polisi Listyo Sigit Prabowo is actively overseeing the preparedness of his personnel in anticipation of the annual exodus and return of travellers for the Eid Al-Fitr holiday in 2024/1445 H. Following his visits to ports in Banten and GT Kalikangkung, Central Java, the Chief of Police conducted an inspection at a port in Bali today.

On Thursday (4/4/2024) afternoon, General Polisi and his entourage arrived at Gilimanuk Port, Bali. The National Police Chief was accompanied by General Agus Subiyanto, the Commander of the Indonesian National Armed Forces, Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi, and the Chief of Bali Regional Police, Irjen Pol Ida Bagus Kade Putra Narendra. Prior to this visit, a helicopter patrol was conducted to monitor the traffic situation and port conditions.

Upon arrival, the National Police Chief, Commander of the Armed Forces, Minister of Transportation, and Chief of Bali Regional Police were briefed by ASPD Indonesia Ferry Director Ira Puspadewi and related stakeholders regarding the preparations for the annual exodus and return of travellers for Eid Al-Fitr at Gilimanuk Port.

It is important to note that Gilimanuk Port serves as a crucial connection point between the island of Bali and Java, and is expected to experience high volumes of travellers heading to Bali for vacation.

Furthermore, the National Police Chief engaged in an interactive dialogue with port authorities at Ketapang Port via Zoom Meeting. This port is the primary sea transportation access from Banyuwangi, East Java, to Gilimanuk Port, Jembrana Regency, Bali.

“We aim to ensure the readiness of personnel, facilities, and infrastructure to accommodate the public travelling from Java to Bali, or vice versa, during the Eid al-Fitr holiday in 2024 or 1445 H,” stated the National Police Chief.

During the on-site inspection, the National Police Chief also took the opportunity to greet travellers at Gilimanuk Port and presented symbolic gifts to the Integrated Checkpoint officers and travellers.

A survey conducted by the Ministry of Transportation in 2024 revealed that approximately 193.6 million people are expected to travel and go on vacation during the Eid Al-Fitr holiday in 2024. This represents an increase of 56.4%, or 69.8 million people, from the 2023 Eid holiday travel survey, which recorded 123.8 million people.


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