Mandalika Circuit is Prepared not only for MotoGP but also the Olympics
JAKARTA — The government is optimistic that the 2021 MotoGP in the Mandalika National Tourism Strategic Area (KSPN) will continue to be implemented. The arrangement of the area on the island of Lombok, NTB, continues to be carried out.
The PUPR Ministry noted several supporting infrastructure projects being worked on in Mandalika. Among them are connectivity in the form of roads and bridges, flood control facilities, and tourism supporting facilities and infrastructure.
In the field of connectivity, the Directorate General of Highways is currently working on the Lombok International Airport bypass access road. This bypass was built with a total length of 17.4 kilometers consisting of 4 lines. This bypass will be 50 meters wide with 2 fast lanes and 2 slow lanes.
"The construction consists of 2 packages and construction will begin on the 2nd week of September 2020. This project was built with a multiyears contract (MYC) scheme," said Head of Public Communication Bureau of the Ministry of PUPR, Endra S. Atmawidjaja yesterday.
Endra said, previously, the PUPR Ministry had also completed the construction of the five-kilometer Tanak Awu-Sengkol road and the 10-kilometer Sengkol-Kuta road section.
"With this road segment, it can cut the travel time from BIL to Mandalika which previously took 40 minutes to travel, to only 15 minutes of travel time," he explained.
Another work is being carried out through the Nusa Tenggara I River Basin, the Directorate General of Water Resources, namely the 5 km long flood control channel for the KEK Mandalika. The physical progress of the construction of the Mandalika SEZ flood control channel currently reaches 51.25 percent and is targeted to be completed in December 2020. The budget for the construction of this flood control is IDR 75 billion.
Meanwhile, the arrangement of the area continues to be carried out by the Directorate General of Human Settlements. Especially building villages in Mandalika such as Kuta Village. At this location, the PUPR Ministry built a landmark of Kuta Village with the design of sculptures of surfers, pedestrians, green open spaces and improvements to drainage channels.
PUPR Minister Basuki Hadimuljono said, apart from being one of the world's leading tourist destinations, the arrangement of the Mandalika KSPN is also in line with the planned implementation of MotoGP in Mandalika in 2021, as well as Indonesia's efforts to host the 2032 Olympics.
Basuki said, infrastructure development in each National Tourism Strategic Area (KSPN) is planned in an integrated manner, including the arrangement of areas, roads, supply of raw water and clean water, waste management, sanitation, and residential improvements through a master plan for infrastructure development.