KEK Mandalika Encourages NTB Tourism Industry

By : Chodijah Febriyani And Aldi Firhand A | Friday, October 20 2017 - 22:48 IWST

Mandalika Special Economic Zone (Photo: Ist)
Mandalika Special Economic Zone (Photo: Ist) - Central Lombok - President of RI Joko Widodo inaugurated the operation of Special Economic Zone of Mandalika Tourism in Central Lombok regency, West Nusa Tenggara, Friday (20/10/2017)

President Jokowi, said the Special Economic Zone (KEK) of Mandalika Tourism is operated after 29 years of waiting for the land affairs to be completed.

"Talk Mandalika is almost 29 years is not completed, because the matter of land acquisition or land," said Joko Widodo during the inauguration of KEK Mandalika in Kuta, Central Lombok regency.

According Jokowi, protracted issues of land acquisition, ultimately reducing the confidence of investment in the region of Central Lombok it. This, said Jokowi also occurred in other areas in Indonesia.

"When I come here, I ask what the problem is, whether the land is expensive or the community is not supportive, it supports," he said.

Following that, Jokowi, claiming the problem is only a piece of paper, the legal umbrella for land acquisition that does not exist for fear of all.

"The governor is afraid, the regent is afraid, I get him in the palace, out of the presidential decree after that no two months after that pay and smoothly," he explained.

Therefore, in view of that, President Jokowi looks forward to all parties to work in more detail. Because otherwise, Mandalika's special economic zones will not be completed.

"If I do not go to the field, I do not understand, otherwise the details of 100 years will not be completed, because this program has an impact on society," Jokowi said.

Meanwhile, Coordinating Minister for the Economy Darmin Nasution asserted, the construction of the SEZ Mandalika is part of 12 SEZs that have been set by the government. Of the 12 SEZs, eight of them are manufacturing SEZs and four SEZs of tourism.

"With the construction of SEZ Mandalika, it is expected to encourage the tourism industry and community welfare in NTB," he said

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