Let's succeed the bicycle race to expedite the development of Central Lombok district.
C Lombok, NTB (ANTARA) - The L'Etape Indonesia race by Tour de France will be organized under the strict implementation of the health protocols to curb Omicron transmission, head of the Central Lombok district's National Sports Committee (KONI) has said.

The event will be held in the Mandalika Special Economic Zone (SEZ), Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), from February 18–20, 2022, M Samsul Qomar noted.

"Before competing, all participants will undergo COVID-19 antigen swab tests," he informed here on Friday.

KONI will prepare medical officers to carry out health screening of all participants and committees as well as prepare isolation facilities for people who are confirmed positive, he said.

"The participants will stay at hotels in the Mandalika SEZ," he added.

The participants of the amateur cycling race are scheduled to arrive on February 17, 2022, he said.

"The start and finish line will be located in Mandalika SEZ. The number of participants is 1,308," the Central Lombok KONI head added.

Regarding the preparation of the racing venue, the road is still being revitalized as it has bumpy sections at a number of points, he informed. The road repairs are targeted to be completed before the race begins, he added.

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"The revitalization is being carried out on roads in Southwest Praya and East Praya Sub-districts as well as around Mandalika Circuit due to the establishment of new road tracks outside the circuit area," he said.

He further said he expected the local government to support the prestigious cycling event.

"Let's succeed the race to expedite the development of Central Lombok District," he remarked.

The revitalized roads include the Mujur Peras road in East Praya Sub-district as well as the road along West Praya Sub-district to Kuta Village, he said.

The preparation is being carried out by the NTB provincial government and Central Lombok District Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Office, head of the office, Lalu Rahadian, informed.

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