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Projects to begin in Mandalika this year

Jakarta   /   Wed, March 27 2013   /  01:18 pm

The Mandalika Resort in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), which is projected to become Indonesia’s new premier destination in addition to the neighboring island of Bali, is due to see the start of several projects this year.

Development director of the state-run Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC), Edwin Darmasetiawan, said the construction of access roads, hotels and resorts in the area’s 1,035 hectares would begin within the next few months.

“We are going to appoint the contractor, who will start working on access roads in April. We also expect several companies to begin construction of their hotels and resorts soon,” Edwin said.

Mandalika, which is located in the southern part of Lombok Island, is a 20-minute drive from Lombok International Airport and 25 minutes from Lembar Harbor in southwest Lombok. It boasts 7.5 kilometers of Indian Ocean beaches that ...