Govt ensures electricity supply in Mandalika Circuit for WSBK event

Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Arifin Tasrif has made requisite preparations to ensure electricity supply in the Mandalika Circuit, West Nusa Tenggara, for the World Superbike (WSBK) event.

Minister Tasrif stated that the electricity supplied by state-run electricity company (PT PLN) for the Mandalika area, especially for welcoming the WSBK and MotoGP international motorcycle racing events, should be able to meet the requirements.

“A UPS backup system must also be prepared for the Mandalika area. Overall, seeing the development of the JKK at the Mandalika area, it is good, and hopefully, it will be ready in November,” Tasrif noted in a written statement received here Friday.

PT PLN has prepared to supply electricity to meet the demand of 5.19 MVA in JKK. This electricity supply is a follow-up to the signing of the Power Purchase Agreement (SPJBTL) between the Indonesian Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) and PT PLN on June 30, 2021, in Balawista, Mandalika.

Minister Tasrif visited the Mandalika Special Economic Zone (SEZ), managed and developed by ITDC, amid his agenda to review the inauguration of 17 agencies for the distribution of one-price fuel (BBM) in Central Lombok.

During the visit, he was accompanied by NTB Governor Zulkieflimansyah, Director of Operations and Business Innovation of ITDC Arie Prasetyo, President Director of the Mandalika Grand Prix Association (MGPA) Ricky Baheramsjah, and Director of Strategy and Communication of MGPA Happy Harinto.

They discussed the progress achieved in regional development and the support needed from the ESDM Ministry for the Mandalika Circuit.

This visit is a form of support from the ESDM Ministry for the development of the Mandalika SEZ as one of the Super Priority Tourism Destinations (DPSP) as well as ensuring adequate supply of electricity for the Mandalika area, including during the World Superbike (WSBK) event.

On the occasion, Minister Tasrif also had the opportunity to visit the Kuta Beach Park and Jalan Kawasan Khusus (JKK) or the Mandalika International Street Circuit.

ITDC Director of Operations and Business Innovation Arie Prasetyo expressed gratitude to Minister Tasrif for his support to ITDC in establishing the Mandalika area.

“We express our gratitude for the extraordinary attention and support given by Minister Tasrif to ITDC in establishing the Mandalika area as a world-class tourism destination as well as ensuring smooth preparations for holding the WSBK event in November,” Prasetyo noted.

Source: Antara News