Road construction between Lombok Airport and Mandalika 90% complete
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The construction of a bypass road connecting Lombok International Airport and Mandalika The Lombok Central District Special Economic Zone, west of Nusa Tenggara, has reached 90 percent completion.
“Progress (of construction) has reached 90% completion,” said Ridwan Syah, director of the Office of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) in West Nusa Tenggara on Sunday.
Construction of the 17-kilometer road is expected to be completed in September 2021 with a total budget of Rs 800 billion. In November, the road will begin to operate, he said.
“By September the road can be functional and it could accommodate the World Superbike in November,” he said.
According to Syah, the Ministry of Transportation is in the process of tendering for the supply of traffic signs and lighting.
“The central government proposed the project as part of an offer worth 17 billion rupees,” he added.
Previously, the director general of highways of the PUPR ministry, Hedy Rahadian, had planned the construction of the bypass road of the Lombok – Mandalika airport comprising three lots.
The first 4.3 km package is carried out by PT Nindya Karya-Bumi Agung with a construction progress reaching 81.68.
The second package spans 9.70 km held by construction contractors PT Adhi Karya – PT Metro Lestari Utama, with construction progress reaching 77.73 percent completion.
While the third package led by PT Yasa Patria Perkasa covers 3.38 km and the progress of its construction has reached 72.37 percent.
The road would connect Lombok Airport and Mandalika as the site of the 2021 International Superbike and 2022 MotoGP. The road would reduce the travel time to Mandalika from 30 minutes to 15 minutes.
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