The Lombok government prepares itself to connect the 2021 Mandalika MotoGP event with local tourism .
Tourist villages are prepared around the Mandalika Special Economic Zone area, which will provide homestay and gallery culture for tourists. One of them is Setanggor Village, Central Lombok.
The Ministry of Village and the Development of Disadvantaged Areas and Transmigration in Indonesia inaugurated Setanggor Tourism Village, Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, on March 20, 2019. The inauguration activities were in the form of weaving galleries, homestays and public street lighting in the tourist village of Setanggor.
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The Ministry of Village and the Development of Disadvantaged Areas and Transmigration said what was done with the aim of encouraging the economy in West Nusa Tenggara, especially Central Lombok to grow and develop significantly.
Although some time ago it was hit with earthquakes that affected the economy of the community.
“This test will bring wisdom to all of us. What we are doing is to raise up the economy of the people,” he added.
Meanwhile, Central Lombok Regional Secretary HM Nursiah said tourism is one of the important sectors that Central Lombok has, both from the North to the South.
From the tourist attraction that is owned, then the central government sets Central Lombok as one of 12 Special Economic Zones in Indonesia, plus the MotoGP event planned to take place in 2021.
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“With the existence of the Mandalika Special Economic Zone, we have new dreams in realizing prosperity that is sustained through tourism,” he said.
Therefore, this dream must be picked up by preparing the resources and potentials that exist.
Especially the potential that exists in the village must be explored and developed to sustain large flows as an effect of the development of the Special Economic Zones currently being worked on.
“We must not be spectators in our own territory. But we must be the main players in the flow of change going forward,” he continued