TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) on Saturday inaugurated Manahan Stadium following its renovation to become an international standard stadium being prepared to host U20 World Cup in 2021.
President Jokowi was accompanied by First Lady Iriana Jokowi, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimoeljono, Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo, and Mayor of Surakarta F.X. Hadi Rudyatmo during the inauguration ceremony.
The stadium is now a magnificent stadium and much better than before, according to Jokowi.
"Manahan Stadium, Solo, is expected to become one of the venues to host the U-20 World Cup in 2021," Jokowi said.
The stadium was renovated from 2018 to September 2019 with a budget of around Rp301 billion, the Solo Mayor said.
"We and the Solo people are ready to host the U-20 World Cup in 2021," Rudyatmo said.