WSBK to proffer benefits to community: Government

Internal Affairs

– The Indonesian government is optimistic that the World Superbike (WSBK) racing event at the Pertamina Mandalika International Circuit in Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), will bring impact and benefit to the community.

“The WSBK event held in Mandalika, as one of the Super Priority Tourism Destinations, was a momentum that we must maintain to bring impact and offer benefits to the local community,” Deputy for Tourism and Creative Economy Coordination at the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Odo R. M. Manuhutu, noted in a written statement received here, Saturday.

The WSBK held on November 19-21 was projected to bring thousands of participants to Central Lombok and expected to have an impact on the tourism sector and Mandalika’s creative economy, he remarked.

“This is a trigger for the tourism sector and the local creative economy to introduce Mandalika to the world,” Manuhutu noted.

Meanwhile, Special Staff for State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Minister, Arya Sinulingga, noted that the WSBK event was supported through synergy between SOEs, including the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), Aviata, Indonesian Construction SOE (PT PP), Pertamina, and State-Owned Bank Association (Himbara).

The Mandalika Special Economy Zone (SEZ), as the venue for the WSBK, is included in the Five Super Priority Tourism Destinations managed by ITDC.

Source: Antara News