Indonesia Invests US$1.5 M to Bulid MotoGP Sircuit in Mandalika
President Joko Widodo accepted CEO Dorna Sport Carmelo Ezpeleta, President Director ITDC Abdulbar M. Mansoer, and MotoGP drivers, in Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, on Monday (03/11).

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesian government states its readiness to hold the next 2021 MotoGP event in Mandalika, Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. The planned is estimating need costs US$1.5 billion.

In the meeting with CEO Dorna Sport Carmelo Ezpeleta in Bogor Palace on Monday (03/11), President Joko Widodo said the government Indonesian Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) also signed a cooperation contract with Dorna Sport SL.

Now the government is in an effort to get the right to administer the official MotoGP, he added. Through the programs, he continued, Indonesia has the potential to promote young riders to MotoGP level and to boost foreign tourists.

According to Widodo, the arrival of Ezpeleta also to gain confidence in Indonesia’ readiness, both in the organization and infrastructure for organizing the world’s largest motorcycle racing event.

Regarding the location of the MotoGP 2021 which is the street circuit in Mandalika, it received praise from Dorna’ CEO. He admitted the circuit was adjacent to a beautiful beach.

The president expect with the motorcycle racing, Lombok’ tourism brands will rise. While, Minister of Youth and Sports Imam Nahrowi, added that the implementation of the MotoGP rade in Mandalika to optimize ITDC as the manager of the Mandalika.

Furthermore, the Director of ITDC Abdulbar Mansoer, stated that the construction of the circuit for MotoGP in ​​Mandalika will begin in September 2019 by the contractor Vinci Construction from France. It’s planned that the construction will be completed by the end of 2020.

“Vinci has a commitment to invest $1.5 million for 15 years. Vinci who knows the details, the ITDC is only a basic road,” said Mansoer.

The Vinci’ investment not only for the MotoGP circuit, but also other devices that support the projects, including convention centers, hotels, hospitals and Lombok International Airport.

Previously, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs (CMMA) Luhut Binsar Panjaitan targeted the foreign exchange revenues from tourism sector of $17.6 billion in 2019 and $28.5 billion in 2024.

The number of foreign tourists itself is targeted at 25 million to 30 million in 2024 with the priority of Lake Toba in North Sumatera, Borobudur and Joglosemar in Central Java, Mandalika in Lombok, Labuan Bajo in West Nusa Tenggara, Bali, Jakarta, Banyuwangi and Bromo in West Java.

Regarding on financing access, it has been agreed that this year the CMMA will establish general provisions for People’s Business Credit in the tourism sector.

Written by Daniel Deha, Email: daniel@theinsiderstories.com