Lombok is working quickly to prepare for MotoGP 2021. One of them is to build three important infrastructures.
The Mandalika area, Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, has been confirmed as the venue for the MotoGP event in Indonesia from 2021 to 2023. With two years left, preparations have been accelerated from now on, especially on infrastructure.
The three infrastructures intended are the construction of ports, access roads from airport to venue, and runway of Lombok International Airport as a means of supporting the upcoming MotoGP event.
The commitment was conveyed by President Joko Widodo to the Provincial Government of NTB on the sidelines of his visit on Friday (22/3). Jokowi came to see first hand the progress of the construction of earthquake resistant houses in Pengempel Indah, Bertais, Mataram City.
“Then the most important thing is MotoGP. We have heard the promise (President Jokowi) that there are three things that will be improved,” said NTB Governor Zulkieflimansyah on Friday (3/22/2019).
“Port improvement, then there are access roads that will be built from the airport to Mandalika and the third, our airport runway will be extended,” he continued.
The three infrastructures will soon be started by the Public Works and Public Housing Ministry and it is expected that the construction can be completed before 2021.
“Hopefully before 2021 it would be finished. I think that is an extraordinary gift for NTB,” said Zulkieflimansyah.