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Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Indonesia: MotoGP racetrack project comes under UN criticism” – below is their description.
Construction on a racetrack for international motorbike events is under way in Indonesia.
The government wants the coastal area of Mandalika to be an international sport tourism hub.
But people there say authorities are choosing tourism dollars over their rights, and they are being forced from their homes and land to make way for the $3bn project.
The United Nations says Indonesian authorities face serious allegations.
The Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation denies any wrongdoing, and the government says the project will benefit everyone.
Al Jazeera’s Jessica Washington reports from Jakarta, Indonesia.
–Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel
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