Qatar is believed to be eyeing a major investment in the Mandalika tourism special economic zone (KEK Mandalika) in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara.
Indonesia’s maritime affairs minister, Luhut Pandjaitan, said Qatar has expressed an interest in investing in 150 hectares of land in the development’s tourism sector.
Among the projects discussed is the extension of Lombok International Airport’s runway in order to accommodate larger aircraft.
Qatar is expected send a team to Indonesia in late December to follow up investment proposals.
When it was originally conceived, the Mandalika master plan included more than 10,500 hotel rooms, golf course, theme park, Water Park, equestrian facilities and a convention centre, as well as the Masjid Mandalika Lombok mosque.