INDONESIA’S Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy supports the efforts of PT Pembangunan Pariwisata Indonesia or the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) to pay compensation funds to 10 people who own enclaved land around the Mandalika super priority destination (SPD) area, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB).

According to the Deputy for Development and Infrastructure of the Ministry of Tourism, Hari Santosa Sungkari, in his statement, said that the ten residents received compensation totaling IDR27.7 billion for 10 plots of land covering an area of ​​22,086 m2 located around Pujut District, Central Lombok Regency, NTB. This activity is a form of commitment in encouraging the acceleration of the development of DSP The Mandalika.

Hari Santosa said that the determination of the profit compensation value is in accordance with the appraisal price that has been set. These ten lands are part of the location designation area for The Mandalika 2 Special Zone Roads (SZRs) which consists of 29 plots of land with a total land area of ​​65,267 m2.

“The 2 blocks of land will later be used as SZRs which will be used as the location for the MotoGP and WSBK world racing series. We would also like to thank residents who are willing to receive cash to replace the profits of this first batch,” he said.

Apart from being a road around the location of The Mandalika, Hari said that these lands would later be used as locations for the construction of supporting facilities for the holding of MotoGP and WSBK. Among them are paddock, pit building, medical center, and other supporting buildings.

Hari Santosa also expressed his hope that the money received by the ten residents who received profit compensation would be used to revive the economy around Pujut District.

“Through the profit compensation received, we hope that the recipient can use it as capital to invest in the future that revives the economy of Pujut District. We hope that other residents will imitate their good intentions, considering that The Mandalika is a world-class tourism destination,” he concluded. []