The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, H.E. Mr. KIM Chang-beom, and the Governor of West Nusa Tenggara, Mr. Zulkifliemansyah, visited Tunak Ecotourism Park on 9 August 2018. The local people and the management of Tunak Ecotourism Park welcomed the visit with a traditional dance performed by the local people.
The Governor expressed his appreciation to the Government of the Republic of Korea for the grant for developing Tunak Ecotourism Park, which is expected to be a new ecotourism destination to support the development of Mandalika area. He also mentioned that the Government of West Nusa Tenggara will give support for further development of Tunak. The Ambassador also expressed his appreciation to the Government of West Nusa Tenggara for the facilitation and support the development of Tunak, especially by developing access road to Tunak.
During the visit, the Ambassador and the Governor had an opportunity to look around the facilities that have been developed by Korea Forest Service (KFS) and planted a tree (nyamplung) at the garden of the multipurpose building. The Ambassador also has an opportunity to visit Sari Goang beach, one of beautiful beaches in Tunak.
Tunak Ecotourism Park, a Korea-Indonesia cooperation project in Central Lombok that has been inaugurated on 6 March 2018, recently getting more popular. As mentioned by the Head of Conservation Office of Lombok, who is responsible of the management of conservation areas in Lombok, the number of visitor to Tunak Ecotourism Park since its inauguration has been increasing rapidly. During the period of January – July 2017, the number of visitor was just 729 person, and becoming 3.854 visitors during the same period in 2018. Then in 2019 until July, the number of visitor is 6.919.