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Mandalika construction should comply with natural disaster resistance guideline

  • Panca Nugraha

    The Jakarta Post

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Mataram   /   Wed, July 17, 2019   /  12:56 pm
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An aerial photo shows a micro, small and medium enterprises center in the Mandalika Special Economic Zone in Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara..(Antara/Ahmad Subaidi)

Authorities have implemented a natural disaster resistance guideline for buildings and the environment in the Mandalika Tourism Special Economic Zone, which is located along the coastline of Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB). The Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC),  a state-owned company tasked with developing Mandalika, considered it important to anticipate the impacts of tsunamis and earthquakes in the region.  “[Compliance to the guideline] is an obligation for operators and investors before starting construction in Mandalaika,” The ITDC’s construction and operation director, Ngurah Wirawan said, adding that the guideline, which has been effective since early July, was one of the ITDC’s main programs in developing the area. The program, he added, was based on the ITDC’s experience in developing the Nusa Dua Bali t...