One of the investment opportunities offered by the governor is the Mandalika Special Economic Zone in Central Lombok District, as he believes Mandalika is not only a project for Indonesia but also for the world.
Governor Zulkieflimansyah conveyed the invitation at the Gala Dinner with several ambassadors of friendly countries at the West Nusa Tenggara Governor Hall on Friday night.
Attendees at the Gala Dinner comprised Austrian Ambassador Helen Steinhausl, Azerbaijan Ambassador Tamerlan Garayev, Serbian Ambassador Slobodan Marinkovic, Thai Ambassador Song Phol Sukchan, Vietnamese Ambassador Pham Vinh Quang, and several other diplomats.
The governor remarked that the province had several interesting areas of potential to be developed and invested in, one of them being the Mandalika Special Economic Zone in Kuta Village, Central Lombok.
Zulkieflimansyah explained that currently, the provincial government had provided various facilities, including several forms of infrastructure, such as roads, to support investors.
To this end, he expressed hope that the presence of the ambassadors at the Gala Dinner would give out a strong message that West Nusa Tenggara had begun to recover after a devastating earthquake that hit some time ago.
"Enjoy and spend your time in here in Lombok," the governor noted in his closing remark.
In the meantime, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdurrahman Mohammad Fachir stated that several ambassadors were keen to visit West Nusa Tenggara but due to various agendas, they delayed their visit.
"We will urge ambassadors and embassy representatives to demonstrate that Lombok is safe to visit. For that, we need to raise public awareness abroad. The message is that Lombok is safe to visit and beautiful," Fachir added.
Reporting by Nur Imansyah
Editing by Otniel, suharto