INDONESIA Tourism Development Corporationa, ITDC, targets that within 5 years to be able to absorb 5,000 local men from the West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) region to work in Mandalika. The target of thousands of local workers cannot be separated from the development of The Mandalika Super Priority Strategic Tourism Area (KSPN) which continues to be accelerated.

According to ITDC President Director Abdulbar M. Mansoer explained that currently nearly 200 hectares of investment land is in the process of collaborating with third parties. The 200 hectare land joint venture is targeted for property development such as 4 and 5 star hotels, gas stations, and other commercial areas.

“This will later be able to absorb NTB local workforce. The absorption of local labor is believed to significantly increase NTB’s Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) in the long term. In 2045, if the local workforce is properly absorbed, the NTB’s GRDP will increase by IDR7 trillion to IDR18.8 trillion, from IDR11.4 trillion in NTB’s GRDP if the Mandalika area is not built,” Mansoer said.

He explained, the 2021 MotoGP event was a momentum for the revival of NTB and Indonesian tourism and absorbing local workers. Various projects continue to be rushed to support events that can bring a multiplier effect to the NTB economy. The project in question is like the one undertaken by the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR).

“Several projects of the Ministry of PUPR, such as the construction of the Lombok-The Mandalika International Airport bypass road along 17.4 km worth IDR814 billion. In addition, the construction of the Mandalika KEK flood control 5 km worth IDR75 billion, the construction project of 750 home stays in Central Lombok Regency, and the program. independent houses for 2,300 units,” he noted.

He added, to support local workforce, the PUPR Ministry will also build a Promenade in Gerupuk Village, Central Lombok Regency. We also built 80 flats  and 48 special houses. Later the flat and special houses will be intended for tourism workers around The Mandalika area. [ special]