Saturday, 14 December 2019

Minister Remains Upbeat to Complete Asian Games Venue on Time

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    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Minister Basuki Hadimuljono is optimistic that the construction of sport venues in Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) complex, Jakarta and in Jakabaring, Palembang will complete on time. The infrastructure will later be used for Asian Games XVIII on Oktober 2018.

    Basuki mentioned that government have long instructed the contractors to work with 2-3 shift. They were also instructed to add equipment and workers. "There has not been any difficulties in the construction process so far," Basuki said on Sunday (23/7).

    Asian Games 2018 Infrastructure Development and Renovation Task Unit Chief Imam S. Ernawi explained that the overall venue construction in GBK has reached 49 percent. Hockey field, archery field, soccer fields and indoor and outdoor tennis stadium is nearly completed.

    Meanwhile, in Palembang, Jakabaring Lake expansion for rowing has reached 42 percent of completion and it is targeted to finish on December 2017. In addition, the venue construction for shooting has reached 45 percent and it will finish on September 2017.

    ANGELINA ANJAR SAWITRI