Balinese workers ‘left jobless’ after their hotel was shut down to build Donald Trump’s new resort

Hundreds of Balinese workers are out of a job after the hotel they worked at was bulldozed to make way for a Trump resort.

Donald Trump‘s company knocked down the Pan Pacific Nirwana, near the popular Tanah Lot Temple, to make way for the six-star resort 18 months ago.

However, construction has not yet started on the luxury golf club and hotel and the 108-hectare site is just a patch of grass and dirt.

Donald Trump's company plans to build a luxury golf club and six-star resort in Bali

Donald Trump's company plans to build a luxury golf club and six-star resort in Bali

Donald Trump’s company plans to build a luxury golf club and six-star resort in Bali

Ketut Sujana, 54, said he and more than 800 workers who were employed at the old hotel claimed they were promised jobs at the Trump resort and are now broke

Ketut Sujana, 54, said he and more than 800 workers who were employed at the old hotel claimed they were promised jobs at the Trump resort and are now broke

Ketut Sujana, 54, said he and more than 800 workers who were employed at the old hotel claimed they were promised jobs at the Trump resort and are now broke

More than 800 workers who were employed at the old hotel claimed they were promised jobs at the Trump International Hotel and Bali Tower and are now broke. 

‘I lost my job without any plan for the next picture… two years already there’s nothing activities there, everything there flat,’ Ketut Sujana, 54, told 9 News.

Without the promised job he has had to dip into his pension, sell his car, and borrow money from family and friends to make ends meet.

Restaurant worker Ketut Juliariani said without the hotel, other local businesses were struggling as it was the main employer in the neighbourhood.

Construction has not yet started on the luxury golf club and hotel and the 108-hectare site is just a patch of grass and dirt

Construction has not yet started on the luxury golf club and hotel and the 108-hectare site is just a patch of grass and dirt

Construction has not yet started on the luxury golf club and hotel and the 108-hectare site is just a patch of grass and dirt

President Trump's business partner appeared to confirm the hotel was still a way off and the land would continue to look like this for some time

President Trump's business partner appeared to confirm the hotel was still a way off and the land would continue to look like this for some time

President Trump’s business partner appeared to confirm the hotel was still a way off and the land would continue to look like this for some time

The old Pan Pacific Nirwana (pictured) was bulldozed to make room for Trump's new hotel

The old Pan Pacific Nirwana (pictured) was bulldozed to make room for Trump's new hotel

The old Pan Pacific Nirwana (pictured) was bulldozed to make room for Trump’s new hotel

President Trump’s business partner, billionaire Indonesian businessman and politician Hary Tanoesoedibjo, appeared to confirm the hotel was still a way off.

‘At the moment, we are still in the early development stage and won’t be able to share any information and do interviews yet,’ his company MNC Land said. 

Beraban Village traditional affairs chief Made Sumawa called on President Trump and the developers to hurry up and begin construction.

‘The people, Bereban village, support to build Trump hotel because the people want the job in hotel,’ he said.

The new project is nearby the famed Tanah Lot Temple were thousands of tourists flock

The new project is nearby the famed Tanah Lot Temple were thousands of tourists flock

The new project is nearby the famed Tanah Lot Temple were thousands of tourists flock

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