Sri Lankan President to Attend World Water Forum in Bali, Indonesia

Sri Lankan President to Attend World Water Forum in Bali, Indonesia

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinge is expected to head to Bali, Indonesia next week to attend the World Water Forum, said Minister Jeevan Thondaman on Monday (13).

The 10th World Water Forum will take place from the 18th to the 14th of May, and is hosted by the Government of Indonesia.

"On the 19th of this month, the President and myself, we will be attending the World Water Conference that's to take place in Bali, Indonesia," said Minister Thondaman.

He also said that President Ranil Wickremesinghe is expected to do bilateral discussions with the Indonesian President.

The Minister for Water Supply and State Infrastructure will take part in a panel discussion organized by the World Bank Group.

Dozens of Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI) armored tactical vehicles (Rantis) and electric escort motorbikes arrived at Military Sealift Command Pier, Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta, on Saturday, 11 May to depart for Bali.

These vehicles were deployed to provide security for the 10th World Water Forum in Nusa Dua, Bali, from 18 to 25 May.

Dozens of Rantis and escort motorbikes were transported to the Island of the Gods using four Indonesian Navy ships, namely KRI Banjarmasin-592, KRI Makassar-590, KRI Banda Aceh-593, and KRI Teluk Bintuni-520. All Rantis were expected to arrive at the Port of Tanjung Benoa Bali on 14 May.

Head of the Indonesian Military Information Center who is also the Commander of Information Task Force of the 10th VVIP World Water Forum Joint Integrated Security Command, Major General Nugraha Gumilar, said that apart from preparing soldiers and support vehicles, his party was also preparing the Main Equipment and Weapon System (Alutsista).

Ten hotels in Nusa Dua area, Badung Regency, Bali will be the accommodation for VIP and VVIP state guests of the 10th World Water Forum slated to be held on 18–25 May in Bali.

"To date, there are seven hotels for VVIP guests and three hotels for VIP guests and delegates," said the General Manager of PT Indonesian Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), I Made Agus Dwiatmika, in Nusa Dua, Badung Regency, Bali, on Wednesday, 8 May.

He continued that all confirmed hotels were improving their facilities and security systems, including X-ray scanners and security check portals.