Located along the coastal beach of Kuta in Lombok Tengah district,
West Nusa Tenggara, and some some 70 km south of Mataram, Mandalika
Resort is expected to revive the tourism sector in Lombok.
The resort is a representative area where a number of star-rated
hotels have been built for international events and for visiting guests
and tourists from other countries.
History has proven that the land in the southern part of Lombok is
not good for farming due to the high level of acidity, lack of water and
But with beautiful beaches, it makes the area good for tourism
resort that was supported by a United Nations Development Program
decision in 1987.
The land from Kuta Beach up to Gunung Kelluh Beach was chosen for
Mandalika Tourism Resort for it is suitable for recreation on the land
and in the sea as it has fascinating scenery both on the ground and
The policy of the central government of Indonesia is that tourism in
the eastern part of the archipelago should be enhanced. In support of
this policy, the authority of West Nusa Tenggara decided to develop the
southern part of Lombok.
After delivering a short message, President Yudohoyono will press
the button of siren to mark the ground-breaking development of Mandalika
Tourism Resort in Lombok.
On the occasion the president will be accompanied by Coordinating
Minister for Economy Hatta Rajasa, Tourism and Creative Economic
Minister Mari Elka Pangestu, West Nusa Tenggara Governor Zainul Majdi,
and PT Bali Tourism Development Corporation President Director Ida Bagus
After dedicating the Mandalika Resort, President Yudhoyono and his
entourage will leave for Bali to attend the 7th National Meeting of All
Indonesia District Governments Association (APKASI) before returning to
Jakarta on October 24, 2011. (*)