Rinjani Cable Car : Investors will soon realize the construction of a 10 kilometer (km) cable car in Air Berik Village (one of mount Rinjani Trekking Route), North Batukliang District, Central Lombok. The construction of the cable car around the Mount Rinjani area is targeted to be completely constructed ahead of the upcoming 2021 MotoGP Mandalika.
Head of the NTB Environment and Forestry Service (LHK), Ir. Madani Mukarom, B.Sc.F, M.Si said that the cable car construction plan had received approval from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry. Madani said the construction of the cable car was not in the core zone of Mount Rinjani National Park (TNGR). Madani emphasized that Pelawangan (Rinjani Crater Rim), Segara Anak Lake and Summit Rinjani are the core zones of Rinjani National Park.
Based on applicable laws and regulations that in the core zone is prohibited and forbidden by law to build any facilities and infrastructure. So this is what everyone must understand first.
“Thus the construction of this cable car is not located in the Mount Rinjani National Park. (The location) is in the tourism service utilization block in the Tahura Region and protected forest, “Madani said, confirmed Suara NTB, Sunday, January 19, 2020.
Source : Suara NTB
Madani said that the start was from Karang Sidemen, Batukliang Utara District, to the protected forest area at the top. The cable car is built along approximately 10 km. He explained that the cable car is analogous to the connecting highway from Pesugulan to Sembalun or Sajang – Sembalun, all of which were built in protected forest areas. In the past, the process of building and widening the road was full of criticism and challenges, but now it can be enjoyed by everyone.
Madani also explained the technical construction of this cable car construction all the facilities and infrastructure were transported by helicopter. And then the system continued from pole to pole. Thus minimizing the opening of forest areas. “The process towards development will be carried out various environmental technical studies and FGD (focus group discussions) with the parties,” he explained.
Based on the results of the initial survey of the LHK (Department of Environment and Forestry) Service team and the Central Lombok District Government, it is known that from the cable car stop to the lips of Lake Segara Anak or Pelawangan Barat the slope is quite gentle, and can be reached by walking 3-4 hours. So this pathway is suitable for the elderly or elderly. So that the existence of this cable car can help parents or the elderly who want to enjoy the Segara Anak Fund.
Madani explained that the route from the cable car stop to the top of Rinjani is further than the usual route for climbers. The cable car stop route is West Crater Rim – Senaru Crater Rim – Segara Anak lake – Sembalun Crater Rim – Summit Rinjani. Or about the same route as Aik Berik. “The length of the climb was precisely a challenge for militant climbers. This cable car enthusiast is predominantly middle-executive. Surely they are curious to see Segara Anak more clearly, “he said.
So they need to walk for about 3-4 hours from the location of the cable car stop location to Pelawangan Barat with 1-2 porters to carry it. In contrast to ordinary climbers who have been using a porter for 2-4 tourists or climbers. So that the existence of this cable car, said Madani It would actually add jobs for porters. Madani added that the existence of this cable car will only increase employment opportunities for porters there.
‘’ This is an opportunity to absorb more of the work of the porters. Not to mention the traders at the departure point, ‘he said. Madani added that the construction of a cable car will not damage the existing forest or ecosystem. Because the cable car is about 60 meters high. Meanwhile, the height of trees in the forest passed between 20-30 meters. Now, it is expected that the preparation of an Environmental Impact Assessment (AMDAL) and other permits can be completed in three months. So that targets can be pursued thoroughly before the upcoming MotoGP 2021 implementation. ‘’ So that along with MotoGP, there are new destinations that people see too. For MotoGP and Formula 1 once a year. If it’s Lake very day, ” he said.