Komnas HAM requires halt to building and construction of Mandalika MotoGP circuit over land conflict

The National Commission on Person Rights (Komnas HAM) has asked the Indonesian Tourist Advancement Corporation (ITDC) to temporarily stop the building and construction of the Mandalika MotoGP circuit in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) due to reports of a land disagreement with local homeowners.

The choice was made after the commission visited the building location and consulted with residents on Monday to Wednesday.

” I ' ve asked the ITDC to momentarily stop [construction] activity in the disputed area. They might continue building in locations that are not being contested,” Komnas HAM commissioner Beka Ulung Hapsara said on Wednesday as reported by kompas.com.

Beka stated the commission had received reports from 15 landowners.

” They complained about 2 primary issues. The first is the truth that they are on the verge of getting kicked out despite [the ITDC] having actually not paid them for their land. The second is they claimed to deal with intimidation from certain celebrations, so they don ' t feel safe,” he stated.

Masrup, a 65- year-old regional, stated he ended up being depressed after the ITDC took 1.6 hectares of his land.

When he and his family members tried to avoid heavy devices from dredging his land, he stated they were come by policeman and forced to leave.

Another regional, 46- year-old Jinalim, stated officers continued to encourage him to enable the construction and asked him to sue the ITDC if he challenged his expulsion.

” It ' s my land, why would I need to file a lawsuit?” he stated.

The commission had actually called the ITDC regarding the problems, nevertheless the company refuted the claims, stating that it had a legitimate right to continue the street circuit building.

” We put on ' t oppose the Mandalika circuit construction. We desire the ITDC to meet the landowners ' rights and demands. The business requires to discuss this disagreement with them,” Beka said.

Komnas HAM had actually also talked about the situation with NTB Governor Zulkieflimansyah, NTB Authorities chief Insp. Gen. M. Iqbal, and the NTB Prosecutor’s Workplace.

Zulkieflimansyah expressed hope that Komnas HAM could settle the disagreement in between residents and the ITDC.

” We hope Komnas HAM could be a bridge [for the two parties] to solve this problem together, so that the building and construction project does not produce turmoil, as mandated by President Joko Widodo,” he stated.

Indonesia will host a prestigious MotoGP event after securing a deal with Dorna Sports, the MotorGP rights holder, for a race slot in the 2021 season. The deal was sealed in January 2019 by the Indonesia Tourism Advancement Corporation (ITDC), the state-owned company responsible for developing the Mandalika Unique Economic Zone (SEZ) in which the circuit is located.

The 4.32 kilometer racetrack will have 19 flexes, with pictures of the circuit’s backdrop of mountains and beautiful beaches to be beamed worldwide, promoting Mandalika as a first-rate tourist destination.

The circuit complex will feature a 50,000- seat grandstand and standing area with a capability of 138,000 It will likewise host hospitality suites with a capability for 7,700 visitors and a paddock location that can fit 40 garages.

The 1,175 ha Mandalika SEZ, one the federal government ' s five super-priority traveler destinations, is earmarked to be a home entertainment and sports event district. ( nal)


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