It would be built on a 20 hectare plot of land and would cost roughly Rp 1.5 trillion [US$113 million]. This year the government allocates Rp 130 billion from the budget and Rp 180 billion in 2018 for the construction.
There are currently 4 educational institutions dedicated to tourism in Indonesia: Bali State Tourism Institute, Bandung State Tourism Institute in West Java, Makassar State Tourism Polytechnic in South Sulawesi and Medan State Tourism Polytechnic in North Sumatra.
The Tourism Ministry is set to kick off the construction of the Lombok State Tourism Polytechnic in Puyung village, Central Lombok regency, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), on Aug. 10. The money for the school will be allocated from the state budget.
A school dedicated to tourism in Lombok was crucial for the nation’s development in the tourist sector.
NTB Tourism Agency head Mohammad Faizal said the Lombok Polytechnic had been actually running since 2016 but it does not yet have its own building. They hope with the new building the school can accommodate more students.
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