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Indonesia will have a world-class circuit that can be used by the MotoGP race, the Mandalika Circuit. This is a road circuit in the Mandalika Special Economic Zone, West Nusa Tenggara.
Here are some facts about this circuit:
- Circuit Location
This circuit is in Mandalika, which is a tourism area of 1,035 hectares located in Central Lombok Regency, NTB. Since 2017, Mandalika has been inaugurated as a tourism Special Economic Zone (SEZ) which is expected to be a fairly representative holiday spot in Lombok because it has several hotels and various recreational facilities. Mandalika, among others, has 7 enchanting natural tourist spots.
- Circuit Development
The construction of the Mandalika Circuit was carried out by the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) and the global construction subsidiary of France, Vinci Construction Grands Projets (VCGP).
- Development time
ITDC Director of Construction and Operations Ngurah Wirawan stated that the construction of the road body will start in October 2019. Construction of the road body is estimated to take 6-9 months and finish in semester-II 2020. “There are also several tunnels that must be made, so that later 2020 test “After that, it was decided that we would take part in the March or October 2021 race,” Wirawan said in Jakarta on Tuesday.
- Development Costs
Infrastructure development in the Mandalika SEZ, including for highway circuits, requires an investment of Rp 4.54 trillion. “The total is Rp. 5.5 trillion for the next 7 years, but what we spend Rp. 3.6 trillion will be absorbed in 3 years until 2021,” said Ngurah Wirawan.
- Circuit Specifications
The Mandalika circuit will take the form of a 4.32 kilometer long road circuit. This circuit will be built on 160 hectares of land.
- Why in Mandalika?
The area was chosen for the construction of world-class circuits because it offers a beautiful panorama of a lagun, a solar cell farm, a golf course, commercial and urban areas, and the Indian Ocean. When the MotoGP championship is held, it is projected that it will attract tourist visits of 100 thousand – 150 thousand people per day.