Praya (Suara NTB) – The construction of the bypass line from Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport (BIZAM) to the Mandalika Special Economic Zone (KEK), has now started with the target of completion in June 2021, which is faster than the original target in October 2021.
“According to the contract, the construction of the airport by pass-KEK Mandalika will be completed within 10 months or until October. However, Luhut (Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment) asked for this project to be completed in June, “said Head of Central Lombok Public Works and Spatial Planning (PUPR), L. Firman Wijaya, to Suara NTB, Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
He added, the airport bypass-KEK Mandalika can be used when the MotoGP racing event takes place that is expected in October 2021. Apart from supporting the development of the Mandalika area for the long term, this was also the commemoration of the initial construction of the bypass lane to support the world-racing event.
Firman explained, the bypass construction is planned in two stages. Where for this year the target is to build the roadway, then in 2021 will continue working on asphalt for the main line.
In relation to the land readiness for the airport bypass route for the Mandalika SEZ construction, Firman emphasized that in principle it is complete. There are only three residents whose land has been liberated in Segala Anyar Village, who have yet to move. This did not hamper the development process and the construction would continue to run, according to the existing targets. “For those residents who do not want to move yet, we are still continuing to make a friendly approach. Without then having to obstruct the bypass line construction process itself, “he added.
The central government itself has allocated a budget of up to IDR 1.4 trillion to build the 17 km long road with a width of up to 50 meters, starting from the airport area in Tanak Awu Village to Songgong Hamlet, Sukadana Village and passing directly to the route to the Tanjung A’an area. Sengkol Village.