1,500 joint personnel to secure 2021 Mandalika WSBK

1,500 joint personnel to secure 2021 Mandalika WSBK

An aerial photo of workers painting the Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit, Central Lombok district, West Nusa Tenggara province on November 5, 2021. (ANTARA FOTO/Ahmad Subaidi/aww/uyu)

We have deployed around one thousand personnel of NTB Regional Police along with the assistance for operations control (BKO), Mobile Brigade Corps (Brimob), and Water Police.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - As many as 1,500 military and police personnel will secure the 2021 World Superbike (WSBK) race at the Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit, Central Lombok district, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), an official has informed.

Assistant to the National Police chief for operational affairs, Inspector General Imam Sugianto, said that besides the WSBK, which will be held on November 19–21, 2021, the circuit will also host the Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup (IATC) on November 12–14, 2021.

"We have deployed around one thousand personnel of NTB Regional Police along with the assistance for operations control (BKO), Mobile Brigade Corps (Brimob), and Water Police,” he confirmed here on Tuesday.

In addition to the personnel, the security team has also deployed operational fleets, such as helicopters and ships, to ensure the smooth implementation of the international event, Sugianto said.

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The province’s regional police have also conducted the first security drill, which will be followed by cross-sectoral joint practice in the near future, he added.

NTB province will host three world racing competitions from mid-November 2021 to early 2022, he noted.

Additionally, it will host the FIM MotoGP World Championship Indonesia Series in March 2022, he said.

Hence, earlier, National Police chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo had emphasized the importance of strengthening the health protocols and accelerating the vaccination program in the province ahead of the events.

Thus, he urged all parties — the. military, police, provincial health office, volunteers, as well as community and religious leaders — to work together for expediting vaccinations to create herd immunity quickly.

He said he was optimistic that the international racing events will run safely and successfully in accordance with the health protocols, just like the XX Papua National Sports Week (PON) in October 2021.

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