PRESIDENT Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is scheduled to come directly to witness the second MotoGP race at the Pertamina Mandalika Circuit, Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, 19-20 March 2022.
“The President is planned to attend directly to watch and give prizes to the racers who won the Mandalika MotoGP,” said Central Lombok Regent Lalu Pathul Bahri in Praya, Saturday (12/3).
In addition, the President’s visit to Lombok Island for the umpteenth time is to check the supporting facilities and infrastructure for the Mandalika Circuit in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) that has been carried out.
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“This is a form of the President’s concern for the community. Hopefully this MotoGP can have an impact on people’s economic growth,” he said.
The Regent also expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the central government for providing so many programs to improve the community’s economy and promote development in Central Lombok.
“Hopefully the given program can provide benefits to the community,” he said.
He also hopes for the community to support and succeed in this world-class motorcycle racing event, because it will have a large enough impact on tourism growth in Central Lombok in particular.
“We are all obliged to maintain the Mandalika MotoGP event because the effects that will result from the existence of the SEZ and this circuit will eventually return to the community,” he concluded. (Ant/OL-1)