THE COORDINATING Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment said the 2021 WSBK event was the most effective way to promote Mandalika, West Nusa Tenggara as a quality tourist destination.

According to the Deputy for Coordination of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs, Odo RM Manuhutu, in an online discussion in Jakarta, Tuesday (11/16) said we must see that the implementation of the 2021 WSBK is not just a one-off exercise, but will be carried out regularly. continously. And through this activity is also to promote Mandalika, this is an effective way to promote Mandalika as a quality tourist destination.

“The Pertamina Mandalika circuit creates a number of multiplier effects, both direct and indirect, and one of the most important is job creation. The key to all these developments is that the community first enjoys and benefits from the construction of the circuit, therefore, related to these benefits, the government also ensures that MSMEs can benefit from it,” he said.

Odo RM Manuhutu explained, thanks to the Governor of NTB and other friends who have facilitated more than 200 MSMEs to have a stand so that later the audience of 25,000 people, apart from enjoying the World Superbike motorcycle racing activity, can also shop.

He also said that the 2021 WSBK activities would never be carried out without the support of the community and local government.

Previously, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) inaugurated the use of the Mandalika Circuit in Central Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), Friday (11/12).

In his speech, President Jokowi said that the 4.3-kilometer Mandalika Circuit will host the World Superbike (WSBK) racing event on 19-21 November 2021 and the MotoGP in March 2022.

The President hopes that the Mandalika Circuit, which has just been inaugurated, can give birth to new points of economic growth in the Province of West Nusa Tenggara (NTB).

The President also believes that international sports events such as World Superbike which will be held this year and MotoGP in March 2022 will have a significant impact on economic growth in the region. [antaranews/photo special]