PT INDONESIA Tourism Development or Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) continues to develop The Mandalika area, Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB). This is related to the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship (WSBK) Indonesia 2021 international motor racing event on 19-21 November 2021.
According to ITDC President Director Abdulbar M. Mansoer recently said ITDC plans to provide a total of 20,000-star hotel rooms in this area, as well as 325,000 square meters of commercial land and public areas in the western zone. Currently, there are 12 domestic and foreign investors who have signed the Land Utilization and Development Agreement (LUDA).
“In the future, we are optimistic that more investors will enter our area because of the selling value of the WSBK and MotoGP and supported by an easy investment climate,” said Abdulbar M. Mansoer.
In addition, ITDC has also been building public facilities and infrastructure, including the Nurul Bilad Mosque, Kuta Beach Park, Balawista, clean water distribution pipelines, regional roads with a total length of 37.5 kilometers, drainage, electricity networks, and water treatment. clean with Sea Water Reverse Osmosis technology.
The Mandalika Circuit or Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit, one of the strategic projects at The Mandalika, was inaugurated by President Joko Widodo last Friday.
“This inauguration is a great appreciation for our efforts in carrying out the president’s mandate in developing The Mandalika as one of the Super Priority Tourism Destinations,” Abdulbar remarked.
The process of constructing the circuit which will be the location of the WSBK event took 14 months, with track quality and safety in accordance with the demands of Dorna Sports and the FIM. Dorna Sports is an organization that organizes MotoGP motorcycle racing events. While the FIM is the world’s highest regulatory body that handles motorcycle racing.
Motorcycle racing is considered to have a large multiplier effect for the Indonesian economy, especially in NTB. Meanwhile, the economic value generated from one WSBK or MotoGP event is estimated to reach IDR500 billion.
Meanwhile, labor absorption is estimated at 7,945 people, Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) products increase by adding 3,000 workers, and increasing tourist visits to Lombok by 19%. [kompas.com/photo special]