KOMPAS.com – The Mandalika project in Lombok, Indonesia is 32.50 percent complete as of mid-November 2020 though more is needed to prepare for its MotoGP 2021 debut.
State-owned enterprise PT PP (Persero) Tbk (PT PP) is responsible for the progress of the Mandalika circuit which is situated in the Mandalika Special Economic Zone.
Despite having reached a completion rate of less than 40 percent as of mid-November, the company asserts that the construction process is moving ahead far quicker than they planned.
“Even today, the company is pushing for road constructions at the Mandalika Special Economic Zone which will be used as part of the MotoGP circuit during which Indonesia will be the host of the 2021 event,” said PT PP CEO Novel Arsyad.
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Novel is confident that the Mandalika circuit construction will deliver high-quality results and in accordance with international standards set by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile.
Among the construction work that PT PP is conducting includes creating a track lane, verge and curb, inner and outer service road, concrete barrier, tunnel, and gravel bed, asphalt work, runoff, and Hauraton drainage.
The Mandalika project in Lombok is worth Rp 899 billion and is owned by the Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC).
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“Based on PT PP’s experience in conducting large-scale projects such as the Yogyakarta International Airport, we are confident that the latest project will deliver the same high-quality result and be completed before the target deadline.”